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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Prediction of Bioavailability of Phosphorus for Dairy Cattle

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm EDT

Better management of nutrients in feed leads to more efficient use of those nutrients, therefore a decrease in excreted nutrients. Improved efficiency means increased profitability and the opportunity for incentive payments. This webcast will include presentations based on a...

Microbes: From Farm to Public Risk

Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT

The movement of bacteria and viruses from AFOs, municipal waste water, septic systems, and wildlife continues to complicate water quality throughout the country and world. Though much has been learned in recent years, misconceptions and unknown areas still abound. More......