Wednesday, August 15, 2018
7:45 - 8:30am: Tour registration and bus boarding
8:30am to 4:00pm: Farm Tours
($ pre-registration required, transportation & lunch included)
Tour #1 - Mooving Manure on Dairies
This tour will visit a dairy that shows how manure separation, aeration and irrigation are working together for a local farm family. Learn about the design, implementation, management and experiences of mooving manure.
Tour #2 - Beefing Up the System
This 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 Systems
This 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.
NOON: Manure Expo Grounds and Tradeshow Opens
12:30 to 1:00pm: Travel to Manure Agitation Site
1:00pm to 4:00pm: Agitation Demo
Agitation Demo is included with the tours. 75 additional spaces will be open to Expo attendees, first come, first serve (*must be 18 years or older). Buses will depart promptly at Noon and 12:15pm, returning to the Expo grounds by 4:00pm.
4:00 to 6:00pm: Industry Presentations
PCE Pump School
Puck Custom Enterprises is committed to offering customers the knowledge and equipment to maximize their profit potential. Our goal is to share what we have learned over the past 25 years as applicators, gain insight into your operation, and find new executions for improved efficiency.
Pump School provides the opportunity to discuss how to better use the tools that we already possess, and create more efficient tools for the future.
Together we are true innovators.
The PCE Team understands the time you spend developing your operation and strives to find the innovation necessary for your success. Together we can:
- Prepare for the future
- Find new solutions to problems
- Share experiences to gain insight
- Create a better quality of life
Topic: Manure composting: Learn from those that know
Description: Hear firsthand from a panel of operators who have been composting manure for years. They will share their insights into how they came to manage manure with composting and the impact it has had on their operation. This session is intended to be interactive with time allowed for questions from the audience.
Corteva Agriscience Session
Topic: How to Maximize Your Manure with Nitrogen Maximizers
Recent research developed by Iowa State University shows that later application timing of manure combined with the use of a nitrogen stabilizer, Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer, can have a significant impact on yield. In this fact-filled presentation, Kenny Johnson, CCA, Corteva Agriscience™, will address the specific benefits of livestock manure on soil health, research findings that impact the application timing of manure, and how adding a nitrogen stabilizer to fall or spring applied manure can increase yield and positively impact water quality.
Topic: How to Turn Manure, Biosolids, Compost, Lime and other products into fertilizer
Steve Pesik from Oxbo International and Dorus Van Esch from Ploeger Machines bv will discuss how by using the proper applicator with the right technical features waste materials can be turned into a valuable commodity. We will cover both liquid and dry products. Choosing the right applicator based on the product being spread. Documentation, what is required and how do we accomplish it, including control features, computer control, weighing system, steering and accuracy. We will also discuss technical product details of the various spreader products, and how machines are being used in Europe.. The Oxbo and Ploeger team has over 30 years of nutrient management experience in both North America and Europe.
8:00pm: Grounds close
Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:30am: Manure Expo and Tradeshow Opens
9:00am to Noon: Education Seminars
1:00 to 4:00pm: Field Demos
- Solid Manure Applications
- Liquid Manure Applications
- Compost Turners
5:00pm: Grounds close