Extension News

IMMAG Provides Resources for Livestock Producers

12/20/2006

AMES, Iowa --  The Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) Web page has been updated to provide producers with lists of manure plan writers, engineering consultants and access to a list of commercial manure applicators. 

 

Livestock produces wishing to hire a consultant to complete RUSLE2 and Iowa P Index calculations may want to visit the IMMAG service provider list to have access to a list of consultants who are writing manure management plans. 

 

“We can’t endorse the individuals or companies listed on the site,” said Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension program specialist who coordinates the Web page, “but we offer this as a service to both livestock producers looking for consultants and consultants who contact us to have their services listed.” 

 

The same is true for the engineering consultant list and the commercial manure applicator list. Only certified commercial manure applicators are included on this list.

 

Producers needing to hire a manure plan writer, an engineering consultant to build or expand facilities or who need to hire a commercial applicator to apply manure can access these lists at: http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/immag/sp.html

 

The service provider site on the IMMAG Web page also maintains links to crop consultants, Technical Service Providers who can assist with Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) and a list of soil and manure analysis laboratories.

 

For additional information about these resources or the IMMAG Web page, please contact Angie Rieck-Hinz at (515) 294-9590. 

 

The Iowa Manure Management Action Group was established in 1997 and is a state-level committee with representation from the following private and public sector groups: Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Iowa Environmental Council, Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Turkey Federation, Iowa State Dairy Association, Conservation Districts of Iowa, Farm Credit Services of America, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Division of Soil Conservation of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (DSC-DALS), Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension, and the College of Agriculture.

 

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Contacts :

Angela Rieck-Hinz, Agronomy, (515) 294-9590, amrieck@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Extension Communication and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu