AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG), in cooperation with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is sponsoring a two day Manure Management Clinic on Aug. 28 – 29, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames.
The purpose of this clinic is to train service providers, commodity partners, agency personnel and Extension field staff in issues related to manure management in Iowa. Producers are welcome to attend this clinic.
“Many of our educational field days and workshops focus on manure regulatory issues,” says Angela Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension program specialist. “This program will include a regulatory update, but will help participants go beyond regulatory issues to look at emerging issues in manure management.”
A combination of classroom and field activities will be offered. Topics include trends in feed management, livestock facilities, on-farm mortality composting, meeting no-till requirements with injected manure application, and pathogens and antibiotics in manure.
Class size is limited to 60 and registrations are accepted on a first received-first paid basis. Pre-registration is required. Online registration, brochure and a clinic agenda including directions to FEEL can be found at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feel/manure.html. This clinic is approved for 5.5 nutrient management and 4.5 soil management Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits.