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Illinois manure share website


March 25, 2009
By University of Illinois

manurepileMarch 25, 2009, Urbana, Ill – A program that benefits small livestock
operations and the environment is now available online, courtesy of
University of Illinois Extension.

March 25, 2009, Urbana, Ill – A program that benefits small livestock operations and the environment is now available online, courtesy of University of Illinois Extension.

manurepileIllinois Manure Share  is free, said Randy Fonner, a University of Illinois Extension certified livestock manager program specialist.

“It is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials to use in composting or field applications in contact with livestock owners who have excess manure,” he explained.

“The program’s goal is to remove the manure from farms that do not have the acreage to adequately utilize its nutrients on their fields or pastures.”

Fonner noted that this exchange benefits water quality by removing excess nutrients from farms and by lowering the amount of commercial fertilizer used by gardeners and others.

The website includes registration forms for both livestock producers wishing to dispose of manure and for gardeners and landscapers seeking the product. There are also links to federal and state rules and regulations affecting the process.

Visit www.manureshare.illinois.edu for more information.


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