Sessions Tagged With 'manure'

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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...

Mono-Slope Beef Barn Design and Management

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm EDT

What is a Mono-Slope Beef Barn? It’s a newer style barn for cattle that is becoming increasingly popular in the upper Midwest. Join us for this webinar to discover what exactly a mono-slope barn is and why beef producers are building them. Learn about the basic design of the...

Organic Farming Systems Research at the University of Nebraska

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jim Brandle, Richard Little

Join eOrganic for a webinar on the organic farming systems research at the University of Nebraska! This webinar will present an overview of research being conducted at the University of Nebraska on organic farming, and will include 10-minute summaries by researchers of...

Manure Application Risk Management Tools and Advisory Systems

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm EST

Many areas in the U.S. are looking for new ways to address poor water quality contributed in part by agricultural runoff. Application of manure during inopportune times can lead to runoff from fields and pollution of adjacent waterways. In order to help farmers identify times...

Clearing the Air on Biofilters

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm EST

Biofilters have been widely adopted to filter gas, odor and particulate matter from livestock facilities. However, the science behind “how they work” and the configurations that are in practice are continually evolving. This webinar will discuss past and present applications...

4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm EST

Nutrients used to grow field crops from fertilizer and organic sources are entering and polluting our waterways. Proper application of these nutrients can keep nutrients on the field, reducing fertilizer expense and increasing water quality. This webinar will discuss the 4R’s...

Webcast on 2013 Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions Conference

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT

This webcast will be an open discussion about the upcoming 2013 Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions conference. The purpose is to bring together people who are curious, interested or uncertain about the conference and give them a chance to share ideas and hear...

Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling for the Pork Industry

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Karl VanDevender, Brian Richert

Do the pork industry’s efforts to improve production and economics affect its greenhouse gas emissions and carbon foot print? Research by the University of Arkansas combined with efforts led by the National Pork Board indicates that increased production efficiencies have...

Producer Association Efforts to Address Carbon Footprints: Pork and Poultry

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Rick Stowell

Have you wondered how food animal producer groups have responded to the attention given to their industries as sources of greenhouse gas emissions? Are they resting on their laurels since livestock and poultry production has been shown to be a relatively minor contributor to...

Nitrates in Groundwater Webcast, May 18

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Mark Risse, Rhonda Miller

Agriculture relies on the addition of nitrogen in the form of commercial fertilizers and manure to maintain current production levels. Nitrates, a form of nitrogen, can leach through the soil contaminating groundwater, potentially harming human health. Recent California...

Adaptive Management Webcast

Friday, April 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT

The foundation of adaptive management is a rigorous and objective evaluation of management practices at the field level combined with a deliberate process to learn from the evaluations to make better decisions in the next season. The objective of this webcast is to teach...

Chesapeake Bay 2012 – Implications of the TMDL

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm EST

This is a follow-up webcast to Changing Management of Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. That initial webcast told the story of why the TMDL was developed and the nuts and bolts of the TMDL as well as the next steps from 2010 to 2025. This webcasts shows the state...

Is your organization ready? A first step to a “Playbook” for Emergency Management!

Friday, January 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Tom Vestal

This presentation will demonstrate how Texas AgriLife Extension Service, using the organizational framework of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) in cooperation with other state agencies, integrated into the State EM Plan to...

expired 2011 Proposed NPDES CAFO Reporting Rule

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm EST

An overview of and answer questions about the proposed rule requirements for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. More... From the Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center CoP.

Economics of Using and Transporting Manure

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm EST

Transporting manure nutrients out of and using manure in vulnerable watersheds, such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Illinois River basin, has become an issue receiving increased national attention. Researchers have studied sustainable use of manure in these watersheds and...