Midwest Manure Summit highlights new technologies to best utilize and dispose of manure
The animals on Wisconsin farms produce a lot of milk and meat. They also produce a lot of manure. One cow alone creates about 54,000 pounds (6460 gallons) of manure over the course of a year. Handling manure is a challenge for any dairy or livestock producer.
(Media-Newswire.com) - The animals on Wisconsin farms produce a lot of milk and meat. They also produce a lot of manure. One cow alone creates about 54,000 pounds ( 6460 gallons ) of manure over the course of a year. Handling manure is a challenge for any dairy or livestock producer.
In the past, daily hauling or some kind of storage pit were basically the only and obvious ways to deal with manure. We still use daily hauling and long term storage, but other options in manure handling and processing are surfacing as well. What are some of the new options available? Where have they worked? Are they applicable here? These are some of the questions that will be tackled at the 2011 Midwest Manure Summit.
University of Wisconson-Extension will host the Midwest Manure Summit on Feb. 15 16, 2011. For these two days, the legendary Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin will become the meeting place of dairy and livestock producers, government agency workers, agribusiness professionals, and educators as we take a closer look at the processing and handling of manure.
Speakers from near and far will be on hand to bring their knowledge and expertise right here to Wisconsin. Topics and speakers include: Air Quality, Whats coming in 2011, and What should you do? John Ferguson, P. Eng, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Utilizing Biofilters for Air Emissions and Odor Reduction from Animal Production and Waste Storage Structures. Dr. Joe Taraba University of Kentucky European Perspectives on Technical and Economical Approaches to Phosphorus Recycling. Dr. Marie-Line Daumer, Cemagref, France USDA Developed Technologies for Recovering Manure Phosphorus. Dr. Ariel Szogi, USDA-ARS South Carolina Managing Manure to Minimize Environmental Impact. Dr. Joe Harrison, Washington State University Making Digesters Work: The Economics of Bedding and Cofeeding. Dr. Dana Kirk, Manager, ADRE Center, Michigan State University Ecological Impacts on Future Farming. Dr. Ann Wilkie, University of Florida Profitability of Digesters-If I Knew Then, What I Know Now. Bob Nagel, D.V.M., Holsum Dairy, Chilton WI
A dozen other breakout sessions will also be held throughout the conference. These breakout session topics include small scale digesters, treatment options for dairy wash water, alternative bedding challenges, and odor study results.
There is still time to register! The registration deadline is Feb. 8 and the registration fee is $195 per person which includes meals and breaks, proceedings, and a tour of Lambeau Field.
More details and registration information about the Midwest Manure Summit can be found at the conference website, www.midwestmanure.com. You can also contact one of the conference chairs: Paul Dyk, 920-929-3171, email@example.com, Mark Hagedorn, 920-391-4610, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Abby Huibregtse, 920-834-6849, email@example.com.
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