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Manure Gas Safety

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by kevin erb, Rebecca Larson, cheryl skjolaas, John Shutske

In the weeks ahead as crops are harvested, manure storage systems will be emptied. The recent incident of a young farmer who died while agitating a non-enclosed manure storage system has increased awareness related to manure gases. While we wait on final results of the ...

Manure Safety and Transport

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by kevin erb

Many of you have probably heard of an unusual recent fatality in Wisconsin. In this tragic incident a farmer and 13 cows died, apparently from deadly gases being trapped under a thermal inversion during manure pumping. Our webcast Friday was originally going to include a...

Drone Use in Animal Agriculture

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Wayne Woldt, Rhonda Miller

Unmanned aircraft systems, also called drones or unmanned aerial vehicles, are rapidly becoming available to the public. Drones are a tool that can assist with many tasks, and animal agriculture is no exception. Drones can make tasks such as visual inspections, data...

Recent Developments with Right-to-Farm Laws Webinar

Monday, April 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Paul Goeringer, Ashley Newhall, Tiffany Dowell

In the 1980s, states adopted right-to-farm laws, or defenses to nuisance suits that might be brought against agricultural operations because of dust, noise, odor, etc. Since their adoption, these laws have been applied in many different ways. Recently, states have...

Antibiotic Resistance and Animal Agriculture

Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Dee Griffin, Lisa Durso

Nearly every day the media bombards us with information on antibiotics and resistance to them. This webcast will examine the veterinary feed directive and how it impacts animal agriculture as well as discuss the state of the science as it relates to antibiotic resistance....

Construction and Maintenance of a Manure Pond– Part 2

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Joe Harrison

Manure ponds have gained much attention recently with regard to their being protective of the environment. This webcast will conclude the 2-part series on manure pond liners that began in January and will discuss a case study of installation of synthetic liner, a system to...

North Central Region Water Network: The Current 16: Innovations in Nutrient Management

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST

Presented by the North Central Region Water Network: Jeffrey Jacquet, Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University,The Pathways for Information Transfer Among Manure Nutrient Management Professionals Mary Wicks, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,...

Construction and Maintenance of a Manure Pond– Part 1

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Joe Harrison

Manure ponds have gained much attention recently with regard to their being protective of the environment. In January 2016 we will begin a 2-part series on manure pond liners, case study of installation of synthetic liners, a system to detect seepage rate from manure ponds,...

Communicating Science Amidst Controversy

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Martha Monroe, Crystal Powers, Paul Vincelli

Controversial topics abound in agriculture from GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) to climate change. Communicating scientifically-credible information to help farm managers plan for the future or make short-term decisions can be challenging when intertwined with...

Pathways for Effective Information Transfer Between Manure Management Professionals

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Nichole Embertson, Jill Heemstra

Recognizing the complex network of people and organizations involved in manure nutrient management, there are many venues and paths for information transfer. To further complicate matters, regional differences and issues related to manure nutrient management exist because...

Mortality Management Options During an Avian Influenza Outbreak

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Josh Payne, Thomas Bass, Jean Bonhotal

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak has become the worst poultry disease outbreak in U.S. history. As of August 2015, the USDA reports 223 detections affecting over 48 million birds in 15 states. These birds have either died or been euthanized to control...

Thermal Manure-to-Energy Systems for Farms: Technical and Environmental Feasibility

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by John Ignosh

The Farm Manure-to-Energy Initiative is regional, collaborative effort focused on demonstrating and evaluating the performance of thermal, poultry litter-fueled technologies capable of producing energy and facilitating the transport of excess nutrients out of high-density...

Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar - Part 2

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

Biochar is a charcoal-like material generated during the pyrolysis of biomass. The high carbon (C) content of biochar and its recalcitrant nature has led to much interest in using biochar to sequester C from the atmosphere by incorporating it into soils. Additional...

Manure as a Solid Waste and Clean Air Issues in Animal Agriculture Webinar

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Shannon Ferrell

2015 has seen interesting development in legal issues related to livestock production. In January 2015, a federal district judge ruled that manure (stored or applied to a field) could become a solid waste under federal environmental laws. At the same time, a consortium of...

Agronomic and Environmental Uses of Biochar - Part 1

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

Biochar is a charcoal-like material generated during the pyrolysis of biomass. The high carbon (C) content of biochar and its recalcitrant nature has led to much interest in using biochar to sequester C from the atmosphere by incorporating it into soils. Additional...