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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...

Winter Manure Application Options

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by kevin erb

Manure application in winter brings increased risk of runoff reaching surface or groundwater resources. Practical and science-based options exist for managing and reducing the risk for livestock producers who have little or no manure storage, or for situations where a late...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Thomas Bass, Josh Payne

As the popularity of composting as an option for managing livestock mortalities increases, innovative research has recently emerged regarding drug and prion persistence in mortality compost piles. A related issue is the consideration of worker safety during composting. This...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 1

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Saqib Mukhtar, Dean Ross, Karl VanDevender

Livestock mortality composting is a relatively inexpensive, biosecure, and environmentally sound approach to addressing the issue of carcass disposal. This webcast will feature presentations by national experts who participated in Langston University’s Livestock Mortality ...

Managing Biosecurity to Control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by John Carney, Amy Schmidt

The appearance of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PED) in North America presents significant challenges for manure applicators. Since the virus is primarily spread by fecal-oral contact and can survive in manure for extended periods of time, it is possible for the...

EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. Regulations

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Carol Galloway

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released a proposed rule in March to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. In this webcast,...

Bioaerosols from Feedlots and Dairy Farm Operations

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by John Brooks, Rebecca Larson, Robert Dungan

Concentrated animal feeding operations can create large amounts of aerosols, comprised of dust, odors, and biological particles. Dairy and feedlot operations can generate these aerosols during both waste application and animal activity throughout the day. It is well known...

Carbon Cycle Institute Presents: Scientific Overview of Agricultural Carbon Research & the Implications for Climate

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm EDT

In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, the work of the Marin Carbon Project and the Carbon Cycle Institute has focused on measuring the effects of rangeland management practices and their implications for carbon sequestration into permanent soil carbon...

Making Maximum Use of Nutrients in Liquid Manure

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm EDT - Presented by Glen Arnold, Bruce Clevenger, Amanda Douridas

Using livestock manure on a growing crop can more readily maximize the use of the manure nutrients while reducing the need of commercial fertilizer. Better utilization of manure nutrients will reduce offsite movement of these nutrients into surface waters. Ohio State...

Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff Tool

Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm EST

The Water Quality Index for Runoff from Agricultural Fields (WQIag) is a qualitative, multivariate tool that characterizes the quality of water exiting as surface runoff at the field scale. It is simple, transparent and easy-to-use web-based system. In combination with the...

Thermal Conversion of Animal Manure to Biofuel

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Sammy Sadaka, Rick Fields

Continued advances in technology have facilitated new avenues to access and extract energy (in various forms) from materials such as animal manure and crop residues that have not traditionally been considered viable fuel sources. Thermo-Chemical conversion encompasses the...