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Avian Influenza Mortality Management Options, Composting Procedures and Lessons Learned

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Josh Payne

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak has become the largest animal health emergency in US history. As of February 2017, the USDA reports 233 detections (212 commercial facilities and 21 backyard flocks) affecting approximately 50 million birds in 22 states....

Planning for Climate Resiliency

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Crystal Powers, David Schmidt, Jennifer Pronto

Resiliency to weather risk is, on one hand, a topic that farmers and ranchers are already familiar with, but now climate change is adding new uncertainties that make it difficult to know the best practices for the future. Scenario planning is a method of risk assessment...

A Nutrient Management Training Course for Farmers: A Vermont Case Study

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Heather Darby

The webinar will first be focused on the farmer nutrient management course, goals, design, and curricula, second part of the webinar will be focused on the outcomes of the course, and 3rd part will be focused on the tools we have developed for the course that include the...

Manure and Soil Health (MaSH) Project

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Todd Whitney, Richard Koelsch, Christina Curell, Shelby Burlew, Teng Teeh Lim

During this webinar, speakers introduce new MaSH programs and will present ideas on how research and educational programs can be shared across state borders. Information exchange formats will begin with summarizing what is known designated manure and soil health topics and...

U.S. EPA Nutrient Recycling Challenge

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Jill Heemstra

Have you heard about the Nutrient Recycling Challenge where applicants compete to develop technologies for recycling nutrients from livestock manure? This webcast will provide an overview of the goals and development of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge put forth by the U.S....

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...

Implementation and Experiences of NAQSAT Around the US

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Gerald May, Shawn Archibeque, Wendy Powers

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) is designed for voluntary use by producers and planners to assess opportunities for reducing air emissions around a livestock or poultry operation. The NAQSAT is continually updated with accurate, credible data, and...

MANURE ENTOMOLOGY: Manure Management That Won’t “Bug You”

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Jeff Bradshaw, Jamie Cohen

Ever wonder how Mother Nature takes care of her own waste stream? Did you know Scarab Beetles that were worshipped and worn in ancient times as jewelry are actually Dung Eating Beetles? Learn all about nature’s important waste eating bugs (and more) during this webcast....

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...

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...

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...

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...