Manure Expo: Be in the driver’s seat

Annex Business Media
July 07, 2017
By Annex Business Media
July 11, 2017, Arlington, WI – Feel the rumble August 22 and 23 at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station – located about 30 miles north of Madison, Wisc. – during the 2017 North American Manure Expo.

The key to expo is demonstrations and the 2017 event provides numerous opportunities for attendees to view side-by-side comparisons of equipment in action.

On August 22, participants can view different kinds of equipment at work on various tour stops involved in anaerobic digestion, dairy and swine production plus composting and low-disturbance manure application.

The afternoon will showcase lagoon agitation equipment at work in the Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center's new manure lagoon.

On August 23, manure application demonstrations – including solid and liquid manure spreaders plus compost turners – are planned. Nowhere else can an audience kick the tires in such a large, industry-specific forum.

The theme for the 2017 manure expo is Innovation, Research and Solutions and both days provide numerous opportunities to learn about all three. The one-of-a-kind trade show opens at noon on August 22. More than 80 manufacturers and service providers will be exhibiting their wares, providing attendees an opportunity to talk with manufacturers, dealers and other experts in the manure industry.

Training and information sessions, including Puck's Pump School, will be held later in the evening. On August 23, the grounds will open at 7:30 a.m. and feature a full day of educational sessions covering everything from nutrient management software to manure handling safety.

Twelve continuing education units (CEUs) have been approved by the American Society of Agronomy's Certified Crop Advisor Program for the Manure Expo educational sessions. Other state- and association-specific continuing education or certification credits are also being sought. They will be listed on manureexpo.org when finalized.

Registration for the North American Manure Expo is free (tours cost $20) and available online at manureexpo.org.

Update! The top 50 slogans have been chosen for the North American Manure Expo's Crappy T-shirt Slogan Contest. Now it's time for the public to become involved. Visit manureexpo.org and vote for your favorite slogan. Voting ends July 14. Everyone whose slogan makes the top 10 receives a free T-shirt.

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