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Manure expo demonstration in review: Bunning Manure Spreader

The 2018 North American Manure Expo featured the Bunning Manure Spreader during the equipment demonstartions at this year's event, held in August in Brookings, S.D.

Manure expo demonstration in review: Bauer North America

The 2018 North American Manure Expo featured the Bauer North American Fan model PSS 1.1-300 during the equipment demonstartions at this year's event, held in August in Brookings, S.D. 

North American Manure Expo: 2018 photo album

The 2018 North American Manure Expo was held on August 15 and 16 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The event showcased two days filled with the latest and greatest products and information related to manure and nutrient management. Check out event photos below! Trade show: Tours and educational sessions: Equipment demonstrations: Visit www.manuremanager.com/manure-expo/ for more information on the event and details on the 2019 North American Manure Expo being held July 2019 in Indiana. 

Manure Expo: Poster Competition – Calling all students!

Industry members looking to participate in an excellent professional improvement event, look no further!With the goal of recognizing those who conduct quality applied research or education related to livestock and poultry manure management, the North American Manure Expo – being held Aug. 15th and 16th in Brookings, South Dakota – is holding a poster competition!All students enrolled in any University or educational program within six months of the North American Manure Expo are eligible to compete in the student poster competition. Posters are required to be on display by noon on Aug. 15 until 3:00 PM on Aug. 16. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place posters.Submit abstract HERE by June 15thFor further details on guidelines, judging rubric and abstract submission, click here. The 2018 North American Manure Expo will bring together decision makers from highly intensive livestock operations, custom manure applicators, researchers, consultants and government agencies, to Brookings for two-days of equipment showcases, farm tours, educational seminars and a trade show. For more information, visit: www.manuremanager.com/manure-expo/

Vote for your favourite Manure Expo Slogans now!

The North American Manure Expo's favourite T-shirt contest is back for 2018!The "Top 10 Rejected Manure Expo Slogans" T-shirt has become the must-have wardrobe item since 2015.For this year's Expo – being held Aug. 15th and 16th in Brookings, S.D. – event organizers have collected 50 great slogan ideas from the public and now we need your help in selecting the finalists.CLICK HERE to vote for your top 10 favorite slogans!Voting will be open until June 28th, and the top 10 slogans will be printed on the back of this year's event T-shirts.The North American Manure Expo brings together decision makers from highly intensive livestock operations, custom manure applicators, researchers, consultants and government agencies, for two-days of equipment showcases, farm tours, educational seminars and a trade show. For more information, visit: www.manuremanager.com/manure-expo/

North American Manure Expo Registration

2019 registration opening soon. Keep checking back for updates!

Manure Expo: Learning first-hand

In-field, hands-on learning environments offer the ability to engage and learn in a way that cannot be readily duplicated in a classroom setting.This is why the 2018 North American Manure Expo – being held August 15 and 16 in Brookings, South Dakota – wants to offer attendees a chance to get out of the classroom into some dirt with three on-farm demonstration tours.On Wednesday, August 15, three local operations from differing sectors will open their farm gates to Expo attendees. Tours include:Tour 1: Mooving manure on dairiesThis tour will take attendees to a local dairy operation to see first-hand how manure separation, aeration and irrigation are working together. Learn about the design, implementation, management and experiences of mooving manure.Tour 2: Beefing up the systemThis tour will visit a local farm that raises beef cattle and manages manure in open lots, bedded pack barns and deep pit systems. The tour will also showcase the South Dakota State University Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility, which showcases research and manure management for both pasture and confinement systems.Tour #3 - A look inside swine systemsThis tour will take participants inside swine barns to see how manure storages are designed and managed, and the pig environment. The tour includes a swine barn under construction. At the South Dakota State University Swine Education and Research Facility, a viewing hallway allows tour participants to see inside the gestation barn and view stall and pen gestation and farrowing in action.Tours cost $20 to attend and include transportation to and from the Swiftel Centre in Brookings, as well as a box lunch. Preregistration is required.Don't miss out, register today!

Do you have a way with words?

The North American Manure Expo is an unforgettable event and as such, it needs an unforgettable slogan.Officials with the 2018 North American Manure Expo – being held August 15 and 16 in Brookings, South Dakota – are asking for your help coming up with this year's Top 10 Rejected Manure Expo Slogans.Do you have an idea for a memorable, funny, cleaver, ironic or thought-provoking manure-related slogan? Share it with us! Submit your slogan ideas HERE until June 8th.To help inspire, here are some of the top slogans from the past:• Rated M for manure• You name the species – we've got the feces• Nature called – it wants its nutrients back• Our grass is always greener• Be part of the movement• The incredible spreadable• Poopapalooza• The future of what's left behindThe top 50 slogans received – as decided by Expo planners – will be voted on by the public and the top 10 will be printed on the back of the 2018 Manure Expo T-shirt. Anyone who submits a slogan that makes the Top 10 will receive a free T-shirt.Submit your slogan ideas NOW!For more information on the 2018 North American Manure Expo, visit: www.manuremanager.com/manure-expo/

Manure expo, growing stronger every year

It all began in 2001 when the University of Wisconsin was informed that the industry wanted a place to see side-by-side comparison of agitation and application equipment.From there, the first North American Manure Expo was developed and held near Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.Since that time, the expo has expanded into a travelling event, hosting events in Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Nebraska and Ontario, Canada.In 2013, the North American Manure Expo was officially formalized as a non-profit organization, consisting of members of Wisconsin's manure applicator organization, at least one professional hauler from another state, industry company representatives, various national-level extension professionals and a member of Manure Manager magazine's staff.Fast forward five years and the North American Manure Expo continues to grow stronger every year, providing the perfect vehicle for professional manure haulers, applicators, brokers, livestock professionals, crop consultants, compost managers, custom operators and nutrient management specialists to explore the industry's latest innovations.Don't miss out on this year's event being held in Brookings, South Dakota, located 55 miles north of Sioux Falls, at the Swiftel Center. The event will feature an industry-specific tradeshow, educational sessions, facility tours and on-field equipment demos.Register today!

Manure Expo T-shirt contest now open!

The North American Manure Expo's favourite T-shirt contest is back for 2018!Officials with the 2018 North American Manure Expo – being held August 15 and 16 in Brookings, South Dakota – have begun accepting submissions for this year's Top 10 Rejected Manure Expo Slogans.Slogans are being collected through June 1, 2018 and can be submitted HERE. The top 50 slogans received – as decided by Expo planners – will be voted on by the public with the top 10 going on the back of the 2018 Manure Expo T-shirt.Anyone who submits a slogan that makes the Top 10 will receive a free shirt!The "Top 10 Rejected Manure Expo Slogans" T-shirt has become the must-have wardrobe item since 2015. During that initial T-shirt slogan contest, more than 750 manure-themed messages were collected from participants all over the world.To help inspire, here are some of the top slogans from past Crappy T-shirt Contests: NOBODY sticks their nose in our business Immerse yourself Where no one stands behind their product You provide the creek, we provide the paddle Rated M for manure You name the species – we've got the feces Nature called – it wants its nutrients back Our grass is always greener Be part of the movement The incredible spreadable Poopapalooza The future of what's left behind Submit your slogan ideas for the 2018 North American Manure Expo T-Shirt contest NOW!For more information on the contest and event, visit: www.manuremanager.com/manure-expo/

2017 Manure Expo all about innovation, research, solutions

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.

Manure Expo draws 'innovators' to Arlington

September 5, 2017, Arlington, WI — Who knew there was so much to learn about animal droppings?Amanda Kasparek works with farmers, as an agronomist for the Clark County Land Conservation office.But the North American Manure Expo, held at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station, offered Kasparek new insights, and not just about the different types of machinery on the market for spreading organic fertilizer on crop fields."I thought all manure was manure. I thought they were all the same," she said, as she traveled, by tractor-drawn bleacher wagon, to the various field demonstrations on Wednesday afternoon.But not all droppings are created equal. Some is heavier; some is lighter. Some has more solid pieces; some is more easily liquefied for application. And some animals produce more effective fertilizer than others.Paul Neeb, who came to the expo from near Kitchener, Ont., said his experience on his farm — he raises beef cattle and laying hens — has shown him that poultry manure makes, by far, the most effective fertilizer."A chicken," he said, "processes its food more efficiently than other animals."An estimated 700 to 800 people came to the two-day event, which includes tours, classes, demonstrations and a trade show. Most of the license plates on vehicles in the parking area were from Midwest states such as Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Illinois.Whether you're talking dairy cattle droppings, pig poop or gifts from the feathered colons of chickens or turkeys, it is anything but a "waste product."Mark Berning, territory representative for the Ohio-based Cadman company, stood in the midst of a 62-foot, 25-hose continuous manure spreader under a sign that said "It's Time to Rethink Manure Application." He said the value of manure as fertilizer, which has been known as long as humans have cultivated crops, is even greater now, as the costs for producing and hauling chemical fertilizers have skyrocketed. READ MORE

Manure Expo: Time is running out

August 18, 2017, Arlington, WI – The clock is ticking with less than one week before the North American Manure Expo begins.The 2017 edition of the annual show celebrating all things manure–related is being held August 22 and 23, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station, located about 20 miles north of Madison near Arlington, WI.Two action-packed days have been planned. On August 22, attendees can choose from one of three tours featuring visits to a local dairy-based anaerobic digester, examples of swine and dairy manure processing, plus composting and low disturbance manure application. The buses are filling up and space is limited. Tour registration costs $20 and is available online at manureexpo.org.Pit agitation demos will also be held that afternoon at the research center followed by a stop by some cover crop plots. The trade show will open at noon and industry sessions – including Puck's Pump School, a gas safety seminar plus a demonstration involving control of pit foaming – will be held starting at 4 p.m.On August 23, the grounds will open at 7:30 a.m. and feature a morning of educational sessions. Twenty-four topics will be presented in four separate tents.Manure safety and manure management tools• Improving safety practices around manure storages• Manure safety• Basics of gas monitoring equipment and procedures• Nutrient management planning for Wisconsin farms: SnapPlus software• Integrating erosion and P assessment with SnapPlus• Wisconsin's runoff risk advisory forecastManure as a fertilizer resource• Manure analysis trends and sample collection techniques• Dairy manure application methods• Secondary and micro-nutrients available in dairy manure• Maximizing nutrient value from manure storages• Microbial response to organic matter additions to soils• Use of nitrification inhibitors with manureManure application techniques and technology• Replacing commercial sidedress nitrogen with liquid manure on emerging corn using drag hose• Manure application uniformity• Replacing commercial sidedress nitrogen with liquid manure on emerging corn using a modified tanker• Nutrient separation or improved hauling logistics• Slurry seeding of cover crops• Evaluating the environmental benefits and economic opportunities of windrowing composted dairy manureManure and environmental protection• How does manure application timing impact P runoff?• Manure during winter: How to manage• Nitrogen dynamics in manured systems• Minimizing manure and nutrient transport to tile systems• Public perceptions• Can cover crops and tillage help reduce erosion and P losses?Speakers include university researchers, manure management specialists, professional engineers, agricultural agency staff, and custom manure haulers. Twelve continuing education units (CEUs) have been approved by the American Society of Agronomy's Certified Crop Advisor Program. Other state- and association-specific continuing education or certification credits are also available. They will are listed on manureexpo.org.Manure application demonstrations, including solid and liquid manure spreaders plus compost turners are also planned during the afternoon of August 23.Registration is free (tours are $20) and available online at manureexpo.org.

Countdown to Manure Expo!

Time to clear the calendar and scrub off the rubber boots. The North American Manure Expo is coming.The 2017 edition of the annual show celebrating all things manure-related is being held August 22 and 23, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin’s Arlington Agricultural Research Station, located about 20 miles north of Madison near Arlington, WI.“Wisconsin is very excited to be able to host the 2017 North American Manure Expo,” said 2017 expo chairs George Koepp and Richard Halopka. “The theme for this expo is ‘Innovation, Research, and Solutions’ and it is driving our focus to showcase how manure application professionals, researchers, and industry are all working together to apply manure nutrients to our fields and crops in environmentally safe, efficient, and financially productive ways.”Two action-packed days have been planned for the expo. On August 22, attendees can choose from one of three tours featuring visits to a local dairy-based anaerobic digester, examples of swine and dairy manure processing, plus composting and low disturbance manure application. Pit agitation demos will also be held at the research center in the afternoon. The trade show will open at noon and industry 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 atmospheric emissions to soil health. Manure application demonstrations, including solid and liquid manure spreaders, plus compost turners are also planned.“This is a great opportunity for farmers, manure applicators, equipment manufacturers, and researchers to gather, share information, and develop even more environmentally friendly and effective ways to apply manure nutrients to our cropland,” added Koepp and Halopka.The 2017 North American Manure Expo is being hosted by the University of Wisconsin, UW-Extension, and the Professional Nutrient Applicators’ Association of Wisconsin, which also owns the event. Annex Business Media, publisher of Manure Manager magazine, serves as the show manager.Registration is free [tours are $20] and available online at manureexpo.org.

Manure Expo: Spreading knowledge

July 27, 2017, Arlington, WI – The North American Manure Expo – being held August 22 and 23 near Arlington, WI – provides the perfect venue to disseminate information about manure handling and management to livestock producers and custom manure applicators from throughout the U.S. and Canada.Manure application techniques and technologies, environmental protection, safety and management tools, and manure as a fertilizer resource are just some of the topics being discussed at the event. Various continuing education units and credits from various states and certification programs will be available. Please visit manureexpo.org for a complete list.A veritable miniature city dedicated to all things manure-related is being constructed in a field on the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station, located at N695 Hopkins Road. More than 90 manufacturers and service providers will be exhibiting their wares as part of the annual expo's trade show, open noon to 8:30 p.m. on August 22 and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 23.To help open the trade show August 22, several exhibitors will be holding industry presentations in the education tents. These sessions will run from 4 to 6 p.m. and include a foam control demonstration with Profit Pro plus a gas safety seminar with MSA Professional Services.Puck Custom Enterprises (PCE) will also be holding its Pump School that same evening from 4 to 6 p.m. on the show grounds.Many manufacturers and businesses use the North American Manure Expo to launch new products so be sure to visit all the exhibitor booths in the trade show. You never know what new ideas and surprises await you.Of course, the North American Manure Expo is more than a trade show. The event also features half-day tours featuring an on-farm dairy digester, dairy and swine manure processing plus dairy composting followed by agitation demonstrations on August 22, plus education sessions and a line up of compost, solid and liquid manure application demonstrations on August 23.There are only a few weeks left before the show so register soon. Drop by manureexpo.org to check out the schedule, sign up for the tour of your choice and learn more about the event.

Manure Expo – Innovation. Research. Solutions.

July 27, 2017, Arlington, WI – Roughly one month remains to register for the 2017 edition of the North American Manure Expo, being held in Arlington, Wisc.The annual show, which celebrates all things manure–related, is scheduled for August 22 and 23 at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station, about 20 miles north of Madison.Two days of demonstrations and educational opportunities have been planned for the expo. On August 22, attendees can choose from one of three tours featuring visits to a local dairy-based anaerobic digester, examples of swine and dairy manure processing, plus composting and low disturbance manure application. Pit agitation demos will also be held at the research center in the afternoon. The trade show will open at noon and industry 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 atmospheric emissions to soil health. Manure application demonstrations, including solid and liquid manure spreaders plus compost turners, are also planned.In preparation for the upcoming expo, planning officials held a contest to update the event's collectible T-shirt, a favorite among attendees. More than 80 crap slogans were submitted and the public had an opportunity to vote from the top 50. The top 10 have been chosen and will be unveiled on the back of the 2017 Manure Expo T-shirt.All those who submitted a slogan that made the top 10 will receive a free shirt.The 2017 North American Manure Expo is being hosted by the University of Wisconsin, UW-Extension, and the Professional Nutrient Applicators' Association of Wisconsin, which also owns the event. Annex Business Media, publisher of Manure Manager magazine, serves as the show manager.Registration is free and available online at manureexpo.org.

Manure Expo: The best place to be

July 17, 2017, Arlington, WI - Just over one month remains before the 2017 North American Manure Expo, being held August 22 and 23 near Arlington, Wisconsin. Two action-packed days are planned, including tours, education sessions plus solid, liquid and agitation demos. More information is available at manureexpo.org. Check out these highlights from previous expos and learn more about what you can't afford to miss.

Spread the word – Manure Expo is coming

June 23, 2017, Arlington, WI – Time to clear the calendar and scrub off the rubber boots. The North American Manure Expo is coming.The 2017 edition of the annual show celebrating all things manure–related is being held August 22 and 23, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station, located about 20 miles north of Madison near Arlington, WI."Wisconsin is very excited to be able to host the 2017 North American Manure Expo," said 2017 expo chairs George Koepp and Richard Halopka. "The theme for this expo is 'Innovation, Research, and Solutions' and it is driving our focus to showcase how manure application professionals, researchers, and industry are all working together to apply manure nutrients to our fields and crops in environmentally safe, efficient, and financially productive ways."Two action-packed days have been planned for the expo. On August 22, attendees can choose from one of three tours featuring visits to a local dairy-based anaerobic digester, examples of swine and dairy manure processing, plus composting and low disturbance manure application. Pit agitation demos will also be held at the research center in the afternoon. The trade show will open at noon and industry 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 atmospheric emissions to soil health. Manure application demonstrations, including solid and liquid manure spreaders, compost turners, plus a manure spill recovery, are also planned."This is a great opportunity for farmers, manure applicators, equipment manufacturers, and researchers to gather, share information, and develop even more environmentally friendly and effective ways to apply manure nutrients to our cropland," added Koepp and Halopka.In preparation for the upcoming expo, planning officials are updating the event's collectible T-shirt, a favorite among attendees. The top 50 slogans received – as decided by expo planners – will be voted on by the public (VOTE NOW!) with the top 10 going on the back of the 2017 Manure Expo T-shirt.Anyone who submits a slogan that makes the T-shirt will receive a free shirt.The 2017 North American Manure Expo is being hosted by the University of Wisconsin, UW-Extension, and the Professional Nutrient Applicators' Association of Wisconsin, which also owns the event. Annex Business Media, publisher of Manure Manager magazine, serves as the show manager.Registration is free and available online at agannex.com/manure-manager/manure-expo.

Manure Expo: Be in the driver’s seat

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.

Manure Expo: Finding solutions through experience

July 4, 2017, Arlington, WI – The 2017 North American Manure Expo – taking place August 22 and 23 at the University of Wisconsin's Arlington Agricultural Research Station near Arlington, Wisc. – provides the 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.Attendees can see the latest in innovation, research and manure management solutions by taking part in one of three tours scheduled for August 22.Tours cost $20 to attend, which includes transportation and lunch. To help with logistics, preregistration is required and can be done by visiting manureexpo.org.Tours include:Tour #1 – Statz Brothers Inc, Sun Prairie, Wisc.Visit a second-generation owned and operated dairy operation featuring two plug-flow anaerobic digesters that process the manure from 4,000 cows. The farm also recycles the leftover manure solids as bedding and has a 20 million gallon liquid manure storage structure. Statz Brothers hosted the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in 2015 and grows 6,000 acres of corn, alfalfa, wheat and soybeans.Tour #2 – Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, Wisc.The 2,000-acre Arlington station is home to the University of Wisconsin's Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center, which houses 430 milking cows, 100 dry cows and more than 50 calves. Tour attendees will visit the operation's sand bedding processing and recycling center. They will also visit the UW Swine Research and Teaching Center's manure settling system where the liquid portion of the manure is applied through irrigation. There will also be an opportunity to visit the research station's manure runoff study plots.Tour #3 – Endres Berryridge Farm, Waunakee, Wisc.Learn more about composting manure and bedded pack systems. Attendees will hear about windrowing and composting dairy manure under roof, topdressing alfalfa fields using compost and recycling composted dairy manure as bedding.All tours will leave from the North American Manure Expo site at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with buses departing by 9 a.m. Don't be late or you could forfeit your seat on the tour.After the tours, all attendees will have lunch at the research center's Public Events Building. Following lunch, they will return to the show grounds for the opening of the trade show plus an agitation demonstration at the center's dairy lagoon, scheduled for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The show grounds will be open until 8 p.m.Tour attendees are invited back for day two of the expo on August 23. The grounds will open at 7:30 a.m. and feature a full day of educational sessions covering everything from atmospheric emissions to soil health. Manure application demonstrations, including solid and liquid manure spreaders, compost turners, plus a manure spill recovery, are also planned.Registration is free and available online at agannex.com/manure-manager/manure-expo.

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