Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm
2021 seems to be moving in the right direction. Fairs will likely go on with little to no restrictions. Haskell Ag Lab’s Family Field Day will be in person on June 30. Maybe best of all, this year’s Land Application Recertification sessions, called Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm, are scheduled to be in-person at many locations across the state in June, with one taking place in May in Lexington. Manure trainings earlier this year were held virtually, but we’re making progress, and that means we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in-person for the next "crappy" event.
These 2.5 hour sessions will focus on what fields we should choose to best utilize manure nutrients and other benefits. The sessions will be highly participant-led and will have limited seating at each session. Participants will be given a scenario and asked to determine priority ranking of each field within the scenario. This ranking will be done at the end of each of the activities focused on manure nutrients, transportation cost, soil health, water quality, as well as neighbors and odors. Regulations and record keeping pertaining to manure storage and application will also be addressed during each session.
- Lexington on May 18 – 1:30-4:00 pm Central
- Bridgeport on June 2 – 1:30-4:00 pm Mountain
- Curtis on June 8 – 1:30-4:00 pm Central
- Broken Bow on June 14 – 1:00-3:30 pm Central
- Concord on June 15 - 1:30-4:00 pm Central
- Columbus on June 16 – 2:00-4:30 pm Central
- Columbus on June 16 – 6:00-8:30 pm Central
- West Point on June 17 – 2:00-4:30 pm Central
- West Point on June 17 – 6:00-8:30 pm Central
- Plainview on June 22 - 1:30-4:00 pm Central
- Geneva on June 24 – 9:00-11:30 am Central
- Geneva on June 24 – 1:00-3:30 pm Central
- Ainsworth on June 24 – 1:00-3:30 pm Central
- Concord on June 25 – 9:00-11:30 am Central
Because of participation limits in each session, registration is required. If registration numbers exceed expectations, more sessions may be added. To ensure your attendance, register at water.unl.edu/lat. Cost of the session will be $50 per operation.
The workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Extension Animal Manure Management Team, which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers better utilize manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits. For additional information on the workshops and other resources for managing manure nutrients, visit manure.unl.edu or contact Leslie Johnson at 402-584-3818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you can’t take 2.5 hours of manure information at once, come visit me at the Haskell Ag Lab’s Family Field Day on Wednesday, June 30th. I’ll be glad to answer your burning manure questions there!
This article was reviewed by Mary Jarvi and Todd Whitney.