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.
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.
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.
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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