2017 Manure Expo all about innovation, research, solutions
By Marg Land
The sun has set on another edition of the North American Manure Expo, which was held in mid-August at the University of Wisconsin’s Arlington Agricultural Research Station near Arlington, Wisc.
More than 1,000 attendees visited the show over the two days, taking part in area farm tours, educational sessions and equipment demonstrations plus viewing the latest manure management technologies within the expo’s extensive trade show area.
“It was a very successful show, thanks in part to everyone involved, including Mother Nature as she cooperated providing excellent weather both days,” said Richard Halopka, Columbia County University of Wisconsin Extension agricultural agent and co-chair of the 2017 NA Manure Expo planning committee. “A show of this magnitude is only successful with everyone working for a common goal and I believe the success was in part because of the combination of education and demonstration of equipment to provide environmentally responsible manure application practices. The theme of Innovation, Research, Solutions was demonstrated both days as what is perceived as a problem can become an opportunity when innovated, research-driven individuals on a team can develop a solution.”
“I would like to thank all vendors, volunteers, committee persons, educational presenters and the people who attended 2017 NAME,” he added.
Planning will soon be underway for the 2018 North American Manure Expo.
“South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension, and regional partners look forward to hosting the 2018 North American Manure Expo at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota, on August 15 and 16, 2018,” said David Kringen, a field specialist in water resource with SDSU Extension and one of the people involved in preparing for the 2018 event. “The planning committee looks forward to delivering top-notch tours and quality educational information to both the local and national manure management industry regarding nutrient management planning and utilization, soil health, water quality, and more. On behalf of the South Dakota NAME planning committee, we welcome you to Brookings, SD in 2018.”
Details about next year’s expo will be posted to manureexpo.org as soon as they are available.