Annual CAFO Meetings scheduled for February 2015

3239139089_1eb4642352_zContact: Kevin Erb, kevin.erb@wisc.edu, (920) 391-4652

Seven Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Annual Update Meetings are scheduled throughout Wisconsin in February 2015. These meetings are intended for Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permitted CAFO owners, managers, consultants, nutrient management plan writers and key staff, and are presented by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Meeting dates and locations are:

— Monday, Feb. 2: Jefferson at the Jefferson County UW-Extension office, 864 Collins Rd. Contact: LaVerne Georgson at 920-674-7294.
— Tuesday, Feb. 3: Green Bay at Tundra Lodge, 865 Lombardi Avenue. Contact: Joan Laehn at Laehn_jm@co.brown.wi.us.
— Wednesday, Feb. 4: New London at Crystal Falls, 1500 Handschke Dr. Contact: Joan Laehn at Laehn_jm@co.brown.wi.us.
— Friday, Feb. 6: Dodgeville at the Iowa County UW-Extension office, 303 Chapel St. Contact: Gene Schriefer at 608-930-9850.
— Tuesday, Feb. 10: Fond du Lac at UW Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr. Contact: Joan Laehn at Laehn_jm@co.brown.wi.us.
— Wednesday, Feb. 11: Marshfield at Marshfield Ag Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Dr. Contact: Richard Halopka at 715-743-5121.
— Thursday, Feb. 12: Rice Lake at WTC Barron County Conference Center, 1900 College Dr. Contact: Tim Jergenson at tim.jergenson@uwex.edu .

The workshops will focus on improvements made to nutrient management plan implementation, improving communication between plan writers, permit holders and DNR, and updates on regulations that affect CAFOs.

Topics include:

— Public notice requirements for new land
— Permit-required reporting including annual reports and Nutrient Management Planning updates
— Update on new Implements of Husbandry regulations
— Engineering review requirements
— A panel discussion of the challenges of weather-related delays in fall and spring applications
— Winter spreading stacking requirements, pre-permit meetings and inspections

All meetings will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) credits for CCAs will be applied for. Please register at least one week prior to the meeting you plan to attend to receive a discounted registration rate of $30. Registrations after that deadline increase to $45.

Details and registration forms about each workshop can be found at http://go.wisc.edu/e00x60

For more information about the workshops contact the UW-Extension office in the workshop’s host county or Kevin Erb at 920- 391-4652 or via email at kevin.erb@wisc.edu.

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