Midwest Manure Summit scheduled for Feb. 24 and 25  

Animal agriculture is a $7.5 billion dollar industry in Wisconsin. As the industry evolves, the handling of manure is becoming more complex, as waste streams are processed for energy, fertilizer, bedding and potable water production. To keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques in animal manure management, University of Wisconsin-Extension invites you to the 2015 Midwest Manure Summit at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay on Feb. 24-25.

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Registration now open for the Midwest Manure Summit

University of Wisconsin-Extension will host the Midwest Manure Summit, which will take place on Feb. 26 – 27, 2013. For these two days, the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay will be 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.

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Modern manure management

Becky Larson talks about manure management research including manure storage liners, more effective ways to limit ground-water pollution and more effective ways to reduce green-house gas emissions.

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Manure Composting Workshop to be Held in September

Contact: Rose Skora, rose.skora@kenoshacounty.org, 262-857-1945 Considering composting as an alternative method for managing your manure? The Science of Composting workshop will help you determine if this is the right manure and nutrient management tool for your farm. Even though the focus is on equine facilities, the principles taught during this program are pertinent for any […]

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How to get the greatest economic benefit out of a manure digester

Contact: Abby Huibregtse, 920-834-6849, abby.huibregtse@ces.uwex.edu Bedding and co-feeding are two important factors that affect the economic sustainability of manure digesters on dairy farms according to Dr. Dana Kirk of Michigan State University and a speaker at the upcoming Midwest Manure Summit. The type and quantity of bedding used on a dairy impacts biogas production and […]

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Midwest Manure Summit highlights new technologies to best utilize and dispose of manure

Contact: Paul Dyk, 920-929-3171, paul.dyk@ces.uwex.edu Mark Hagedorn, 920-391-4610, mark.hagedorn@ces.uwex.edu Abby Huibregtse, 920-834-6849, abby.huibregtse@ces.uwex.edu 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 […]

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