Registration Now Open for the 2015 Midwest Manure Summit

Animal agriculture is a $7.5 billion dollar industry in Wisconsin.  As the industry evolves, the handing of manure is becoming more complex, as waste streams are processed for energy, fertilizer, bedding and potable water production.

To keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques in animal waste management, University of Wisconsin-Extension invites you to:

Midwest Manure Summit

February 24 and 25, 2015

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center

Green Bay, Wisconsin

During this two day event, industry leaders will discuss manure separation and treatment technologies, including:  water recycling systems, liquid-solid separation systems, anaerobic digesters, odor management, manure irrigation, and more.

Nationally recognized speakers include:

 Planning a Solid-Liquid Separation System to Meet Manure Treatment and Management Goals

Dr. John Chastain, Associate Professor, Agricultural Waste Management, Clemson University

 Manure Odor Management

Dr. Kevin Janni, Professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

 The Rations We Feed Dairy Cattle Impact Manure Chemistry and Nutrient Dynamics in Soil, Water and Air

Dr. Mark Powell, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, US Dairy Forage Research Center

 Compact, Containerized Anaerobic Digester: On-Farm Energy Creation for Small-Medium Dairies

Doug Renk, Biological Commissioning Engineer, BIOFerm USA

 Nutrient Recovery Technologies from Animal Manure

Dr. Ariel Szogi, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center

Farm tours of two local dairies, one utilizing a methane digester for manure treatment and energy production round out the second day the Summit.

Early bird registration for the 2015 Midwest Manure Summit is $195 for the two-day conference, which includes printed proceedings, lunches, transportation to and from the featured farms, and refreshments.  One day registration and late registration (after February 16, 2015) is available.  A complete agenda, speaker list, and registration details can be found in the brochure or on the Summit website at

Questions regarding the Midwest Manure Summit can be directed to its co-chairmen:  Liz Binversie, Brown County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator, at or 920-391-4612 or Eric Ronk, Calumet County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent at or 920-849-1450 Ext: 2.

The 2015 Midwest Manure Summit is sponsored by UW-Extension, Bauer North America, DAIRYBUSINESS, Komro Sales, Manure Manager, AgSource Laboratories, Livestock Water Recycling, Inc, and Puck Custom Enterprises, Inc.

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