"By writing your own NMP you can: understand the nutrient needs of your soil, learn how to improve water quality and soil health on your farm, learn how to best use your manure on your land and meet a requirement of the state's Required Agricultural Practices." The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District is here to help you at no cost. This free program for small farms that spread manure, benefits from District staff working one-on-one with the farmer to collect and analyze soil and manure and create an individualized plan through in class instruction.
Participants will receive a land treatment plan that identifies what management practices can be implemented that will protect not only water quality and soil health, but the economic viability of the farm.
The deadline to register for this years' class is July 31, 2017. Our updated website contains valuable resources and available assistance for farmers. In addition links to handouts, presentations and upcoming workshops on the new Required Agricultural Practices.
The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District is one of 14 conservation districts throughout Vermont. It encompasses all of Chittenden and Washington County as well as parts of Orange County (Orange, Williamstown and Washington). The district relies on grants and individual donations to complete its conservation work. The WNRCD focuses its resources on completing conservation projects within the areas of agricultural assistance, forestland enhancement, urban conservation and watershed stewardship.
June 2, 2016, London, OH – A little over two months remain before this year’s edition of the North American Manure Expo (NAME), being held August 3 and 4, 2016, near London, Ohio.
Registration is free and available online here.
Two action-packed days have been planned. On August 3, attendees can choose from one of three tours, including dairy, beef plus composting and nutrient management. Pit agitation and solid/liquid manure separation demonstrations will also be held at a local dairy in the afternoon. The Manure Expo grounds open at 3 p.m. with educational sessions involving a presentation from Livestock Water Recycling, Puck Pump School plus information on small farm manure management and cover crops. On August 4, the grounds will open at 7:30 a.m. and feature a full day of educational sessions covering everything from anaerobic digestion to water quality. Manure application demonstrations, including solid and liquid manure spreaders, compost turners, subsurface drainage plus spreader calibration, are also planned.
The North American Manure Expo provides a perfect opportunity for custom applicators and livestock producers to advance their knowledge of manure-nutrient utilization while showcasing the latest technology in manure handling, treatment and application. The 2015 expo, held in Chambersburg, Penn., was a winner of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The 2016 edition of the show promises to be just as exciting and educational.
The 2016 North American Manure Expo is being hosted by The Ohio State University and the Midwest Professional Nutrient Applicators Association. The event is owned by the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin. Annex Business Media, publisher of Manure Manager magazine, serves as the show manager.
February 3, 2016, Chambersburg, PA – A roughly four-hour forum on the Wilson College campus Saturday on so-called “factory farming,” drew 75 people or more.
The basic problem voiced was how to feed a growing world population with diminishing resources without turning much of the planet into a poisonous, stinking mess. READ MORE
February 2, 2016, Columbus, OH — Scientists are actively pursuing answers to how nutrients are moving and leaving farmers’ fields in the western Lake Erie basin, and the results could be a little surprising.
Mark Williams, a Columbus-based soil drainage researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gave Ohio Farmers Union members an update on research regarding tile drainage and surface runoff. READ MORE
July 31, 2015, Aledo, IL – In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 500 farmers died on the job, while another 70,000 suffered disabling injuries. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) was in Aledo July 30 to attempt to keep area farmers from becoming one of those statistics.
February 3, 2015, Green Bay, WI – As the animal agriculture industry evolves, the handing of manure is becoming more complex with waste streams processed for energy, fertilizer, bedding and potable water production.
To keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques in animal waste management, University of Wisconsin-Extension invites you to the 2015 Midwest Manure Summit being held February 24 and 25, 2015, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisc.
During this two-day event, industry leaders will discuss manure separation and treatment technologies, including: water recycling systems, liquid-solid separation systems, anaerobic digesters, odor management, manure irrigation, and more.
Nationally recognized speakers include:
- Dr. John Chastain, associate professor, Agricultural Waste Management, Clemson University who will be discussing Planning a Solid-Liquid Separation System to Meet Manure Treatment and Management Goals
- Dr. Kevin Janni, professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota speaking on Manure Odor Management
- Dr. Mark Powell, soil scientist, USDA-ARS, US Dairy Forage Research Center presenting on The Rations We Feed Dairy Cattle Impact Manure Chemistry and Nutrient Dynamics in Soil, Water and Air
- Doug Renk, biological commissioning engineer, BIOFerm USA, discussing Compact, Containerized Anaerobic Digester: On-Farm Energy Creation for Small-Medium Dairies
- Dr. Ariel Szogi, soil scientist, USDA-ARS, Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center will be presenting on Nutrient Recovery Technologies from Animal Manure
Farm tours of two local dairies, one utilizing a methane digester for manure treatment and energy production, round out the second day the summit.
Early bird registration for the 2015 Midwest Manure Summit is $195 for the two-day conference, which includes printed proceedings, lunches, transportation to and from the featured farms, and refreshments. One-day registration and late registration (after February 16, 2015) is also available. A complete agenda, speaker list, and registration details can be found in the brochure or on the summit website at http://www.midwestmanure.com.
The 2015 Midwest Manure Summit is sponsored by UW-Extension, Bauer North America, DAIRYBUSINESS, Komro Sales, Manure Manager, AgSource Laboratories, Livestock Water Recycling, Inc, and Puck Custom Enterprises, Inc.
October 2014, Miami, FL – Unless you're one of few people who didn't recoil in horror at Two Girls, One Cup, it’s likely you don’t find poop particularly sexy.
But the folks at Miami’s Fertile Earth Foundation are working to show the public that “waste” has a purpose, and embracing its awesomeness can help save the planet. Starring 12 super-sexy, eco-conscious ladies slathered in South Floridian shit, the 2015 Ladies of Manure calendar is coming soon. READ MORE
August 5, 2014, Fairfax, MN — Changes in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's manure management program took center stage during the opening session of a manure management workshop held recently outside Fairfax.
Clarissa Hammond with the MDA’s pesiticide and fertilizer management division reviewed some changes in manure management licensing that are in the works. Industry stakeholders came together to create a long-term plan for improving licensing at the state level and some of the group's suggestions are in the works of being implemented now. READ MORE
July 17, 2014, North Manchester, IN — The Wabash County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative will host a free Manure Management Field Day on July 29 at Brubaker Farms.
The half-day program will address application technology and nutrient management as well as the ways in which manure management relates to conservation and soil health. READ MORE
July 14, 2014, Wooster, OH — Manure has two shades of green, so to speak – the green of greater farm crop yields, and the green of a cleaner environment.
Organizers of the Aug. 14 Manure Science Review say farmers can see both at the same time and that the event will show how to do it. The program takes place at Rupp Vue Farm in Wayne County in northeast Ohio. READ MORE
April 16, 2014, Des Moines, IA – Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members are pushing state leaders to shut down large livestock operations that have repeated spills.
More than 2,400 farmers and ranchers joined with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and partners to voluntarily invest time and money in protecting and restoring natural resources under their care. Each participant worked with NRCS to create a conservation plan to identify and schedule the conservation practices needed to conserve and protect water, soil, air and habitat on the land.
NRCS California invested $102.8 million in working lands conservation programs, and when contributions by farmers and ranchers are included this figure rises to at least $180 million. Additionally NRCS invested more than $21.1 million in easement projects that preserve and restore California farmlands, wetlands, grasslands and forests.
In 2013, NRCS continued its commitment to helping California’s dairy industry remain healthy and sustainable. NRCS worked with producers to invest $7.2 million in manure management plans and structural practices designed to help dairymen continue their efforts to comply with increasingly stringent California state water quality regulations.
For the Maryland and Delaware parts of the Delmarva Peninsula, the target is a 25 percent reduction in the 2009 nitrogen nutrient load – about 5,000 tons of total daily nitrogen – by the end of this decade. READ MORE
KAP president Doug Chorney said he saw lots of farmers doing fieldwork, including fertilizing on Wednesday while traveling from Winnipeg to northwestern Manitoba. READ MORE
McConnell has served on the association’s board since 2007.
McConnell serves as the vice chairman of Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc., headquartered in Armstrong, IA, a diversified manufacturer of manure spreaders, hay and forage equipment, plows, grain augers, and other farm equipment, in addition to the products of its non-agricultural subsidiaries which include pressure vessels, modular laboratories, snow blowers, and carbide cutting tools with seven factories in Iowa, Ohio, and Ontario. Art’s Way has been a member of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association since 1961.
In addition to his role at Art’s Way, McConnell also serves as chairman of West Town Savings Bank of Chicago, IL, president of Bauer Corporation, Babcock Co., Inc., Adamson Global Technology Corp., vice-chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc., and director of Mountain Aircraft Services, Inc. He is also past president of the American Ladder Institute, the Lenoir County Manufacturer’s Association, among other civic associations, foundations, and boards. McConnell is also a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and is a graduate of Cornell University.
McConnell will host the association’s 2014 Spring Management Clinic in San Antonio, April 6-9, and the 2014 Fall Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4-7, where his term as president will conclude.
During the annual fall convention, the following were also elected as officers: 1st vice president, Mike Kloster, Worksaver Inc.; 2nd vice president, Ric Kirby, Kirby Manufacturing; treasurer, Robert Atkinson, W & A Manufacturing Company; secretary, Paul Jeffrey, MacDon Inc.; and Andrew Cummings, T. G. Schmeiser Co., Inc., will serve as an ex officio member of the executive committee.
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