Sessions Tagged With 'animal manure management'

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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...

Horse Manure Composting: Specific Steps to Start or Improve the Process

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by stephen komar, Mollie Bogardus, Jamie Cohen

Horses can be significant contributors to water quality impairment with the 50 pounds of manure they produce every day. Horse manure composting is one way to reduce this impairment. This webcast will discuss various aspects of composting horse manure. Bedding options and...

Micro Manure Management

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Mario E. de Haro Martí

When discussing manure management and land application, we often focus on the big picture – tons, nutrient calculations, odors, and size of storage. This webcast will take a look at the smallest manure managers, microbes and soil mesofauna, and how the work they do can ...

Manure and Nutrient Management in Tile Drained Lands

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Jim Hoorman

This webinar will expose participants to management and fate of manure and nutrients in tile drained agricultural landscapes. Participants will be given an introduction to tile drainage followed by information and case studies on the fate of manure application timing, rate...

Novel Livestock Housing

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Erin Cortus, Curt Gooch, Yuzhi Li

Livestock and poultry housing designs have changed in recent years, spurred by changing policies, consumer attitudes and producer preferences. Regardless of what motivates the change, however, is the need to simultaneously address animal welfare, environmental implications...

Waste to Worth Preview: Gypsum Bedding Risks and Rewards

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Robert Meinen, Joe Harrison

A preview of the useful topics that will be discussed and presented via posters and informational sessions at the Waste to Worth Conference in Seattle, a group of professors and extension professionals present about the use of gypsum in dairy bedding. Gypsum recycled from...

Getting started with manure storage and mortality management on small farms

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Getting started with manure storage, handling and mortality management on small farmsShelby Burlew, MSU Extension Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7-9pm (all...

Reaching the Next Generation Through Fun and Interactive Activities

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Erin Cortus, Rick Fields, Thomas Bass

Youth are an important audience for manure management professionals - they are the next generation of producers, consumers, and scientists (in other words, you!). Fairs, 4-H events, classroom visits are just a few of the numerous opportunities every year to share what we ...

Manure Management Strategies -- Help Your Horse, Help the Farm AND Protect Our Water

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Jamie Cohen

Did you know that each horse makes about 50 pounds of manure EVERY DAY? Nutrients in manure and urine can get into ground- and surface waters, potentially making them undrinkable. Both nationally and internationally, water quality is becoming a very serious issue. The good...