Schedule


7:30am to 1:00pm

TOURS

Tours are limited and pre-registration is required. You many choose 1 tour only (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 1:00pm, 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.
1:30pm to 4:30pm

AGITATION DEMOS

Between 1:30pm and 4:30pm 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 1:30pm and 4:30pm. 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
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
– Erin Scott, PhD Graduate Research Assistant, Public Policy Program – University of Arkansas
– 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

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 Rosembaum, Executive Director, PA 4R Alliance, Agronomist, Rosetree Consulting LLC – Pennsylvania 4R Alliance

9:00am: Variable Rate Manure Applications – Are You Ready for It?
– Eric Rosembaum, 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!

Tent 2 Sessions:
  • Meeting of Pennsylvania 4R Alliance
  • 4waRd Thinking Cohort Group
(NO CREDIT)
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 1:30pm

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

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

SPILL RESPONSE DEMONSTRATION

Following the liquid injection demo, we’ll kick off our spill response demo.
5:00pm

TRADESHOW GROUNDS CLOSE



Venue/Accommodations

Hampton Inn by Hilton

Chambersburg, PA

Ingram Drive,
Chambersburg, PA,
17202, USA

Latitude 39.912618
Longitude -77.642877

Accommodations

Hampton Inn by Hilton
955 Lesher Road,
Chambersburg PA
17202

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