The 2008 Breimyer Seminar May 22 at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Alumni Center focuses on turning manure, once known as waste, into something green.

Higher fertilizer prices have made manure a more valuable source of nutrients. Higher energy prices have made livestock manure a viable source of energy.

John Lory of the University of Missouri speaks on how high fuel, fertilizer and commodity prices affect manure management decisions.

Gary Oberdick of Platte City, MO, discusses swine manure composting.

Joe Burken of the University of Missouri-Rolla talks about manure digester developments, followed by pork producer Danny Kluthe of Dodge, NE, explaining manure management with methane digesters.

Ray Massey of the University of Missouri discusses carbon credits and manure.

Darrick Steen, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, covers environmental compliance considerations.

Marketing manure, funding options for a value-added business and developing a systems approach to manure utilization will also be covered by other speakers.

For more information, contact Joyce White at (573) 882-6533 or or Laura McCann at (573) 882-1304.