University of Wisconsin-Extension will host the Midwest Manure Summit on Feb. 15-16, 2011 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.

Conference topics and speakers include:

  • Air Quality, What’s coming in 2011, and What Should You Do? John Ferguson, P. Eng, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates.
  • Utilizing Biofilters for Air Emissions and Odor Reduction from Animal Production and Waste Storage Structures, Joe Taraba, University of Kentucky.
  • European Perspectives on Technical and Economical Approaches to Phosphorus Recycling, Marie-Line Daumer, Cemagref, France.
  • USDA-Developed Technologies for Recovering Manure Phosphorus, Ariel Szogi, USDA-ARS, South Carolina.
  • Managing Manure to Minimize Environmental Impact, Joe Harrison, Washington State University.
  • Making Digesters Work: The Economics of Bedding and Co-feeding, Dana Kirk, manager, ADRE Center, Michigan State University.
  • Ecological Impacts on Future Farming, Ann Wilkie, University of Florida.
  • Profitability of Digesters – If I Knew Then, What I Know Now, Bob Nagel, DVM., Holsum Dairy, Chilton, WI.
A dozen other breakout sessions will also address topics such as small-scale digesters, treatment options for dairy wash water, alternative bedding challenges and odor study results.

More details and registration information about the Midwest Manure Summit can be found at the conference website, www.midwestmanure.com. For more information, contact one of the conference chairs: Paul Dyk, 920-929-3171, paul.dyk@ces.uwex.edu, Mark Hagedorn, 920-391-4610, mark.hagedorn@ces.uwex.edu, or Abby Huibregtse, 920-834-6849, abby.huibregtse@ces.uwex.edu.