Don’t you wish you could learn all there is to know about nutrient management? One way to pick up new tips and network with other nutrient management professionals is through attending one (or more) of the many meetings taking place across the country in early 2013. If you are working on planning your travel schedule, here is a nutrient management meeting “wish list” to get you started. If there is a meeting happening in your area that is not on our list, send the meeting information to lora.berg@penton.com so we can add it to our calendar!

Jan. 8 – Mar. 6, 2013: University of Illinois Certified Livestock Manager Training Workshops. Workshops will be held statewide in Illinois from January through early March. View the list of sites, find schedules and registration information at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clmt/ .

Jan. 10-Feb. 25, 2013: Iowa State University Manure Applicator Workshops,held throughout Iowa. Visit http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/certification/confdates.html for locations and times.

Jan. 21-23, 2013: Professional Nutrient Applicators of Wisconsin Symposium & Annual Meeting,Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI. Download program and registration details at http://clark.uwex.edu/files/2010/10/2013-WI-Symposium-Registration-Brochure-2.pdf.

Jan. 24, 2013: Iowa Pork Congress Confinement Site Applicator Workshop, held from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Learn more at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/blackhawk/news/2013-confinement-site-manure-applicator-certification.

Feb. 5-6, 2013: University of Missouri (MU) Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course, Bradford Technology Transfer Center on the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia, MO. Early registration by Jan. 29 $200, late registration $230. Learn more at http://nmplanner.missouri.edu/training/Advanced_Nutrient_Management_Course_agenda_2013(4).pdf.

Feb. 19, 2013: Nutrient, Soil and Water Management Conference, Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls, MN. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture invites farmers and other agricultural professionals to hear about the latest research and techniques in nutrient, soil and water management at a free conference. Learn more at http://www.mda.state.mn.us/nutrientconference.aspx.

Feb. 26-27, 2013: Midwest Manure Summit,Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Green Bay, WI. The Midwest Manure Summit is a two-day conference focused on manure processing and handling. Learn more at http://fyi.uwex.edu/midwestmanure/.

Mar. 12-14, 2013: International Symposium on Agricultural and Agroindustrial WasteManagement, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Learn more at http://www.sbera.org.br/sigera2013/.

Apr. 1-5, 2013: Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions Conference, Grant Hyatt Hotel, Denver, CO.  The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center of eXtension is hosting a national conference focused on integrating research, education and Extension efforts related to managing environmental impacts of livestock and poultry production. Learn more at http://www.extension.org/pages/63747/from-waste-to-worth:-spreading-science-and-solutions.

June 10-12, 2013: AgSTAR National Conference & Exhibition,Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, IN. Focused on anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery. Learn more at http://www.epa.gov/agstar/newsevents/events/conference13.html