DEGRAFF - Putting waste to good use and keeping water supplies safe are the focuses of the annual Manure Science Review 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16.
New technologies and alternative disposal methods are among the topics to be discussed, with an emphasis on reducing runoff risk and nutrient loss.
Featured are sessions on separating dairy solids and on using those solids as alternative bedding for cattle.
The program is to take place at Winner Family Farm, 4317 SR 47 West, in DeGraff, Logan County.
Registration costs $30 by Aug. 8 or $35 at the door. Members of the
Midwest Professional Nutrient Applicators Association are to receive a $5 discount. A continental breakfast, lunch and materials are to be included.
Download a registration form at go.osu.edu/Dy4, or call (330) 202-3533 to have a copy mailed.
Included with the registration form are the day's schedule, directions and a list of topics and speakers.
Among the speakers are Allan Winner, owner of the host
farm, a 400-cow dairy that separates its solids for greater efficiency; Tom Noyes, Wesley Haun and Amanda Meddles of Ohio State University Extension; Jocelyn Henderson and Terry Mescher of Ohio Department of Natural Resources; Frank Gibbs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Christine Pence of Ohio Department of Agriculture; and Steve Searson of Logan Soil and Water Conservation District.
Participants are eligible for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit under ODA's Certified Livestock Manager training program; 4.5 hours of soil and water management credit in the Ohio Certified Crop Advisor Program; 1 hour of nutrient management credit, also in the CCA program; and 5.5 professional development hours for professional engineers.
Event sponsors are OSU Extension, Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio's
Soil and Water Conservation Districts, ODA, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and