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Discussing Manure Management by Webcast

by 5m Editor
6 June 2008, at 4:23pm

KANSAS, US - The term “small farm“ can bring to mind anything from a couple of horses on several acres to a family dairy or feedlot. All small farms that raise livestock share the common challenge to properly manage manure with limited time and money.

Extension specialists from across the United States will share information with the public in an hour-long seminar on manure management challenges for small farms, information to help with environmental issues and how to develop a nutrient management plan.

The Webcast, sponsored by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Centre, a part of eXtension, is Friday, June 20 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

eXtension is an educational partnership of cooperative Extension services throughout the United States. K-State Research and Extension is a partner in eXtension.

Webcast presenter Chris Henry is a University of Nebraska extension engineer. He is the director of the Livestock Producer Environmental Assistance Project which provides technical and financial assistance to small livestock producers interested in protecting water quality.

Mark Rice is a waste management Extension specialist with North Carolina State University. He has worked on livestock and poultry environmental stewardship issues for small farms.

Michael Westendorf is an associate professor of animal studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He develops research-based and practical solutions to the problems of farmers and society.

Fred Kelly is a resource conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. His responsibilities include nutrient management, erosion control, agronomy and pest management.

5m Editor