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Register now for 2017 Midwest Manure Summit


January 18, 2017, Green Bay, WI — Proper manure management and application is an important element of modern livestock production.

The University of Wisconsin Extension is hosting the 2017 Midwest Manure Summit, Feb. 22 and 23, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, WI.

During this two-day event, industry leaders will discuss innovations in manure processing, management and application, including anaerobic digesters, manure gas safety, and technology advances.

Speakers include experts from the University of Wisconsin and Extension plus:

Early bird registration for the 2017 Midwest Manure Summit runs until Feb. 6, 2017. The early-bird cost is $225 per person. After February 6, 2017, registration increases to $300 per person. Walk-in registration the day of the event is $350 per person.

This year, the summit will also feature a one-day, Pre-Summit on Feb. 21, 2017. Pre-Summit attendees will choose from two educational tracks:

  • Track A – Wisconsin Anaerobic Digesters
  • Track B – Developing Safety Plans for Manure Storage and Handling Systems

The Wisconsin Anaerobic Digester Program will provide participants with information on national and Wisconsin biogas industries, economic assessment of coordinated digester projects, combined heat and power (CHP) maintenance, upgrading to compressed natural gas (CNG), meeting digestate standards and safety equipment.

Developing Safety Plans for Manure Storage and Handling Systems will investigate and assess hazards in manure storage and handling systems, outline the basics of gas monitoring devices and how to use them, plus outline safety plans and the training required.

Registration for the Pre-Summit workshops is separate registration from the summit. Early bird registration for the Pre-Summit workshops is $150 per person and includes proceedings, lunch and refreshments. After Feb. 6, the cost of the Pre-Summit is $200 per person.

Complete agendas and registration details can be found at www.midwestmanure.org.

The 2017 Midwest Manure Summit has been approved for 11 Certified Crop Advisor CEUs for the two-day event.

Questions regarding the Midwest Manure Summit can be directed to Liz Binversie at elizabeth.binversie@uwex.edu or 920-391-4612 or Stephanie Plaster at stephanie.plaster@uwex.edu 262-335-4477.


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