SPILL RESPONSE DEMONSTRATION

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

TENT 1 – EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

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

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

Education Sessions

Manure Basics
Manure & the Environment
Manure & Soil Health
New Technologies
9:00 – 9:30
Maximizing Manure Nutrient Utilization
John Lauzon
Safe Travels
Mark Mitchell – MTO
Compaction – The problem. Measuring compaction from manure equipment
Ian McDonald, Alex Barrie
Moving manure –
Manure Registries, exchange, trades – making it work
Andy DeVries? – Crop Quest
9:30 – 10:00
Comparing Drag Hose vs Tanker
Sonke Claussen?
Organic Amendments and GHG’s
Claudia Wagner-Riddel – U of Guelph
Compaction – finding solutions: Tires, Strip till, inflation/deflation etc
Ian McDonald, Jake Kraayenbrink, +
Dealing with Odours
Additives and other options – Do they work? Do they pay?
10:00 – 10:30
Nutrient Mgmt Tools:
AgriSuite, Ag Erosion, PLATO,
Kevin McKague / Dale McComb?
Preventing Snirt – A look at Winter Application
Melanie Stock – U of Minnesota?
Preventing Compaction
Cover Crops, Rotation and Manure application
Anne Verhallen + Soil Team
Handling Manure after Treatment
Handling Sand
Composting (incl pack barns)
Anaerobic Digestion
Liquid/solid separation
Microbial additives
LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30
Municipal Organic Amendments – Options and Management
Speaker:
Contingency Planning – 2020 hindsight
Charlie Roland AgEO
Compaction – The problem. Measuring compaction from manure equipment
Ian McDonald, Alex Barrie
Harvest Lab – on the go manure analysis
Greg Kitching suggestion?
1:30 – 2:00
Maplevue Farms – Whole farm approach to nutrient management
Doug and/or Dave Johnson
Phosphorus and Manure
Summarizing what we’ve learned from research
Merrin Macrea
Compaction – finding solutions: Tires, Strip till, inflation/deflation etc
Ian McDonald, Jake Kraayenbrink, +
Drag hose application into standing crops and optimizing hose layout to minimize overlap
Glen Arnold & Larry Bearinger
2:00 – 2:30
Manure Economics – Custom Rates
John Molenhuis / Evert Veldhuizen?
Timing Matters:
Nutrient management regulations vs voluntary 4R Nutrient Stewardship
Dale Cowan/Bruce Kelly?
Preventing Compaction
Cover Crops, Rotation and Manure application
Anne Verhallen + Soil Team
Improving Manure Uniformity
Dribble bar – drop hose – innovations
Speaker??