By Angela Rieck-Hinz, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University
Several manure management events throughout Iowa and the Midwest are being offered by commodity groups, local producers, watershed groups, equipment manufacturers, state agency staff and extension services in 2008.
Some of these events require registration. For more information regarding these events, including directions and registration requirements, please visit the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) Web page at http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/ and click the Events button. The list on the IMMAG Web is updated continuously throughout the year.
The Great Lakes Manure Handling Expo - will be held in London, OH, on July 9. The theme of the Great Lakes Manure Handling Expo is “The Economics of Recycling” and will include commercial field demonstrations, educational demonstrations, educational sessions and commercial vendor displays.
Water Quality and Layer Manure As a Fertilizer -
this conference hosted by Iowa State University and the Egg Industry Center will help producers learn how to use this valuable fertilizer resource to benefit their operations. Presentations will include research information on layer manure and water quality impacts, use of layer manure as fertilizer source, eggshells as a liming source, sampling manure,
economics and selling layer manure. The conference will be held on July 10, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Scheman Building on campus at Iowa State University. The program agenda and registration information is located at: http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/info/wqlayermanure08july10.pdf. Although there is no cost, registration is requested by July 1 to help organizers plan for refreshments and lunch. For registration information, contact Peg Uthe at (515) 294-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Commercial Manure Applicator Certification Workshop - hosted by Iowa State University Extension in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for commercial applicators needing to meet certification requirements for fall. This workshop will be held on August 20, from 9 a.m. to noon in designated county extension offices throughout Iowa. This workshop will offer the same materials presented at the January 2008 training. Contact your local county extension office or visit http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/mac.html to determine locations for this workshop.
“Buying and Selling Manure” – workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension will address the concerns of the buyer and seller, and will discuss crop needs, legal requirements, application issues, pricing manure and manure agreements. The workshops will be held on:
August 22, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office
August 26, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Western Iowa Community College in Cherokee
August 26, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Northwestern Iowa Community College in Sheldon.
Registration is $25 if postmarked by Monday, August 18, or $35 payable at the door. Registrations should be sent to Kris Kohl, Buena Vista County Extension Office, PO Box 820, Storm Lake, IA 50588. If you have questions please call Kris Kohl at 712-732-5056.