ONM newsletter welcomes new coordinators
by Angela Rieck-Hinz, Department of Agronomy
As the project coordinator of the Iowa Manure Matters-Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter, I am pleased to announce the addition of two new coordinators for the newsletters, Dr. Wendy Powers and Dr. Robert Burns.
Dr. Wendy Powers is an Associate Professor in Animal Science and serves as an environmental extension specialist she has a joint research and extension appointment. Her research focuses on odor characterization and quantification, dietary manipulation of manure nutrients and their impact on odor, and the influence of management systems on manure nutrients. Dr. Powers’ extension responsibilities include providing technical support and information to policymakers, producers and the public that promote environmentally sound agriculture. She has been with ISU for eight years.
New to ISU is Dr. Robert Burns, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Dr. Burns has a joint extension and research appointment in the area of animal waste management. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA). His area of extension specialization is the design of animal waste management systems and nutrient management planning for livestock and poultry operations. He currently leads a national Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning (CNMP) certification program for USDA Technical Service Providers (TSPs).
His research focuses on animal waste management and includes work on phosphorus recovery, anaerobic digestion and ammonia emission control from animal production facilities. Prior to joining the faculty at Iowa State University, Robert was on the faculty at The University of Tennessee for nine years where he served as the Water Quality and Waste Management specialist for the Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service.
The goal in having multiple coordinators is to ensure the newsletter puts forth research and extension information that is well represented in manure odor and nutrient management across the multiple-disciplines of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy and Animal Science.
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