North American Manure Expo

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DEMOS

Liquid and Solid Manure

Live demos take place onsite, during the expo where you will see first hand new manure technology and equipment at work. Please stay tuned for more details on live demos and description of what you can expect to see.


TOURS

Come See for Yourself

Our site tours take place on day 1. You will be provided a lunch and necessary transportation to a liquid manure innovation tour and/or a solid manure innovation tour. Stay tuned for more updates and tour details.

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Should provincial guidelines not allow for social gatherings at the time of the event,
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded
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Note on biosecurity at the North American Manure Expo

We are aware of cases on H5N1, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in some domestic poultry flocks in Pennsylvania. We are currently monitoring the risk of HPAI as it relates to the North American Manure Expo (NAME).

We are doing our part to ensure that you and your operations stay safe. We are taking the following measures at the Expo:
  • Supplying disposable biosecurity booties and disinfection spray on-site;
  • Not entering any poultry facilities or visiting any previously populated poultry facilities; and
  • Not using any poultry manure or compost on-site.
A note on our location:
  • Although the land where NAME will be held is owned by Lesher’s Poultry, their animal operations are several miles from the host site; and
  • No poultry manure has been applied to the field site for more than one year.
We look forward to offering you a safe and enjoyable experience at the North American Manure Expo.

Schedule


7:30am to 1:30pm

TOURS

Tours are limited and pre-registration is required. YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE TOUR (either Robotic Dairy and New Poultry Layer OR Stream). Bus transportation and a lunch voucher are included with your ticket.

Robotic Dairy & New Poultry Layer Tour
This tour will stop at a dairy that has recently installed robotic milking, feeding, and manure collection technologies where the producers will provide a demonstration of the systems. The second stop of this tour will be at a large, under-construction, egg layer farm that will be close to populating their eight barns at the time of the tour. The layer farm will use innovative manure handling practices, including belt drying and centralized manure collection.

Please choose your departure time when registering and plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time. You will need to check-in and pick up a name badge in order to board the bus. Registration opens at 7:30am for the first tour bus departure at 8:00am. Departure times are staggered from there.

All buses will return to the Expo grounds between 11:00am and 1:30pm, depending on your departure time. You will be provided with a lunch voucher, which can be redeemed at any food vendor on the Expo grounds.

Stream Tour
The stream tour will explore impacts of excess nutrients on a local stream as well as providing hands-on opportunities for attendees to assess stream health and the benefits of buffers and stream restoration practices. One stop will be at a stream located in an agricultural area and another will be at the stream’s forested headwaters.

11:00am

TRADE SHOW OPENS

Please stop by and visit our many exhibitors! Grounds are open until 7:00pm.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

AGITATION DEMOS

Between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on July 13, pit agitation takes centre stage. Jump on a bus and be driven to our agitation pit, free of charge! Participants will have an opportunity to watch different brands of manure agitators and pumps at work. Manufacturers and dealers will be on hand to explain their technologies and answer any questions.

Buses will rotate between the Expo grounds and agitation pit non-stop between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Please stop by our trade show and learn about the latest technology and products serving your industry!
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Puck Pump School & NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

The Puck Team will demonstrate the many capabilities and possibilities of Lightspeed to gain performance efficiencies. We will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of team members to increase crew efficiencies.

Industry Sessions include:
  • Dairy Power/Troop Enterprises



What are the benefits of adding air?

Manure aeration is a highly effective but sometimes overlooked system. Thousands of aeration systems worldwide benefit farmers and the environment alike by increasing nutrients, lowering emissions and making things safer for farmers and their animals. This session from Dairy Power will detail how the Dairy Power Smart Manure Aeration System, which has no need for tractor agitation, provides consistency from first to last load, creates usable manure straight from the tank and creates an ideal state for injection and dribble bar. Attendees will learn how to use the system and how to make the most of it.

7:00pm

TRADE SHOW GROUNDS CLOSE

7:30am

MANURE EXPO GROUNDS OPEN

8:00am to 9:30am

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Choose from 4 educational sessions!

Tent 1 Sessions:
8:00am: Manure Injection of Digestate
– Sailesh Sigdel, PhD Candidate,  Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science, Pennsylvania State University – Pennsylvania State University

8:30am: Injecting Manure into Cover Crops
– Melissa Wilson, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Manure Nutrient Management & Water Quality Department of Soil, Water, and Climate – University of Minnesota

9:00am: Side-dressing Emerged Corn with Injected Liquid Manure using a Drag Hose
– Glen Arnold, Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management Systems Associate Professor – Ohio State University Extension


Tent 2 Sessions:
8:00am: Can we create a better as applied map to document manure applications?
– Richard Meinert, Associate Extension Educator, Nutrient Management – University of Connecticut

8:30am: Economic considerations for the development of a decision support tool for manure management systems
– Varma Vempalli, Research Associate, Chemical Engineering – University of Arkansas

9:00am: Manure Management at Herbruck’s New Blue Springs Layer Farm in Mercersburg, PA
– Vince Herbruck, Manager – Poultry Living Systems – Herbruck’s
– Ric Herrera, Vice President of Marketing – Herbruck’s
– Jered Birkbeck, Director of Feed & Fertilizer Operations – Herbruck’s
– Russell Phenicie, Blue Springs Egg Farm Production Manager – Herbruck’

Tent 3 Sessions:
8:00am: Precision Agriculture and Variable Rate Manure Application at Lesher Poultry Farm
– Leslie Bowman, Crops Manager and Nutrient Management Specialist – Lesher’s Poultry Farm, Inc.

8:30am: Weed Seeds in Manure
– Chryseis Modderman, Extension Educator, Crops – Manure Nutrient Management – University of Minnesota
– Stephanie Kulesza, Nutrient Management and Animal Waste Specialist, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences – North Carolina State University

9:00am: How we run our manure service in Indiana
– Rob Buiter, Owner – Fastrack Fertilizer


Tent 4 Sessions:
8:00am: Investing in Soil Health and Manure
– Nick Hepfl, Agricultural Technician – Clearfield County Conservation District

8:30am: Calculating the Economic & Environmental Benefits of Low Disturbance Manure Injection (LDI)
– Eric Rosenbaum, Executive Director, PA 4R Alliance, Agronomist, Rosetree Consulting LLC – Pennsylvania 4R Alliance

9:00am: Variable Rate Manure Applications – Are You Ready for It?
– Eric Rosenbaum, Executive Director, PA 4R Alliance, Agronomist, Rosetree Consulting LLC – Pennsylvania 4R Alliance

9:30am to 10:30am

TRADE SHOW

Visit our trade show vendors to learn about their latest products and technology!

10:30am to 12:00am

SOLID MANURE DEMONSTRATIONS

Manure information really starts to fly at 10:30am during our solid manure application demonstrations! Manufacturers and dealers will have an opportunity to describe their machines before they show their stuff. Once the demonstrations are completed, attendees are welcome to kick tires and examine spread patterns.
12:00pm to 2:00pm

TRADE SHOW AND LUNCH

Please visit our vendors, and stop by one of our food trucks for a bite to eat!
12:30pm to 2:00pm

TENT 1 – EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Join us in TENT 1 for the following educational sessions:
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm: Pennsylvania's Commercial Hauler Regulations and Record Keeping Requirements - PA SCC
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm: Food Processing Residual Application in Pennsylvania - PA DEP


Tent 1 Sessions:
12:30pm: Pennsylvania’s Commercial Hauler and Broker Regulations and Record Keeping
– Mike Aucoin, Conservation Program Specialist – Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission

1:00pm: Food Processing Residual (FPR) Application in Pennsylvania
– Kevin Beer, Environmental Group Manager, Bureau of Waste Management – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

1:30pm: The Importance of Manure Application Setbacks for Protecting Private Drinking Water Resources
– Danielle Rhea, Water Resources Educator – Pennsylvania State University
– Susan Boser, Water Resources Educator – Pennsylvania State University
– Andy Yencha, Water Resources Educator – Pennsylvania State University

2:00pm to 3:30pm

LIQUID MANURE DEMONSTRATIONS

It’s time for our liquid injection and drag hose technology demonstrations! Manufacturers and dealers will have an opportunity to describe their machines before they show their stuff. Once the demonstrations are completed, attendees are welcome to kick tires and examine spread patterns.
3:30pm - 4:00pm

SPILL RESPONSE DEMONSTRATION

Accidental manure spills happen. Do you know the action steps to take when something goes wrong? How to protect a well or tile inlet using a 5 gallon bucket? The best way to keep a small spill from becoming a major headache? This live action field demonstration of simple, effective techniques will prepare you and your employees to take the right steps to contain and clean up a manure spill, and reduce your chances of being the lead story on the local TV news.

3:30pm: Live Action Manure Spill Response Demo
– Kevin Erb, Director, Conservation Professional Training Program – UW-Madison Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute
– Robb Meinen, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Animal Science – Pennsylvania State University

5:00pm

TRADESHOW GROUNDS CLOSE

Location

Chambersburg, PA

Expo Field Location

Off Ingram Drive
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
17202

Latitude 39.912618
Longitude -77.642877


Accommodations

Hampton Inn by Hilton
955 Lesher Road,
Chambersburg, PA, USA
17202

1-717-261-9185

 

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