Manure summit coming to the Midwest
By manure manager
By manure manager
Dealing with manure is a challenge for any farming operation and with
increased government and environmental regulations, public scrutiny,
plus a rise in the value of the resource as a soil amendment, many
livestock producers are interested in learning more about new
technologies to better utilize and manage manure.
Dealing with manure is a challenge for any farming operation and with increased government and environmental regulations, public scrutiny, plus a rise in the value of the resource as a soil amendment, many livestock producers are interested in learning more about new technologies to better utilize and manage manure.
In light of this, the University of Wisconsin Extension is presenting the 2009 Midwest Manure Summit March 24 and 25 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The two-day event features speakers from around the world and involves discussion on all things pertaining to manure handling and storage.
The agenda includes presentations involving farm scale composting, manure digestion in Europe, controlling phosphorous levels, air emissions, treating manure as a cash crop, biosecurity issues, safe handling and transportation of manure, the use of sand settling lanes, sand separation from manure, biogas, electricity generation from manure, anaerobic digesters for small farms, clean water issues, converting manure into building materials, and carbon credits.
Guest presenters include Manfred Faatz with EBA – GmbH, based in Triesdorf, Germany; Dr. Joe Harner of Kansas State University; Dr. Frank M. Mitloehner from the University of California – Davis; John Ferguson with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates; Andrew W. Wedel with McLanahan Corporation; Dr. Jactone Arogo Ogejo of Virginia Tech; Dr. Frederick C. Michel, Jr. of Ohio State University; Dr. Jerrold Winandy from the University of Minnesota; Jeffrey Arnold with Integrated Separation Solutions;
Paul Schneider of Ecocombustion Energy Systems; Ryan De Broux with the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin, plus several representatives with the University of Wisconsin Extension and land conservation organizations.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour historic Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers.
Those interested in attending the summit can register online at www.midwestmanure.com or print off the registration sheet and mail it to Kathy DeChamps, Brown County UW-Extension, 1150 Bellvue Street, Green Bay, WI 54302. Kathy can also be contacted at 920-203-4610. The full conference costs $180, which includes all printed materials, lunch both days, breakfast on the second day, all refreshments and the Lambeau Field tour. Participants can also register for only one day at a rate of $100.
For more information or to register, visit www.midwestmanure.com .