New Fact Sheet Series Regarding Manure Management is Available
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By Angela Rieck-Hinz, Department of Agronomy, ISU; Alison Smith, Iowa Pork Producer’s Association
A new series of fact sheets for Iowa crop and livestock producers titled the “Iowa Manure Manager Series” is currently being developed, with the first fact sheet available in early July. This series of fact sheets is being developed by the members of the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) in response to the continued need to provide information on regulations, best management practices, neighbor relations and sources of additional information for people producing or applying manure as crop nutrients.
Topics for each of the 11 facts sheets were identified by the members of IMMAG and are listed below. The fact sheets will be available through the IMMAG Web page and will be distributed by the members of IMMAG through their respective newsletters, magazines, producer mailings and the popular press. Anyone wanting hard copies of the fact sheets will be able to print the material from the Web at : http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/immag/pubsimms.html.
Members of IMMAG and additional contributors include: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Pork Producer’s Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Turkey Federation, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa State Dairy Association, Iowa Corn Grower’s Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-Division of Soil Conservation, Conservation Districts of Iowa, Iowa Environmental Council, Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa State University College of Agriculture.