Manure Management Clinic provides looks at emerging issues

The Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG), in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is sponsoring a two-day Manure Management Clinic on August 28-29, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames.

Photo by Brent Pringnitz.Photo by Brent Pringnitz.

The purpose of this clinic is to train service providers, commodity partners, agency personnel, and extension field staff in issues related to manure management in Iowa. Producers are welcome to attend this clinic.

"Many of our educational field days and workshops focus on manure regulatory issues," says Angela Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension program specialist. "This program will include a regulatory update but will help participants go beyond regulatory issues to look at emerging issues in manure management."

A combination of classroom and field activities will be offered. Topics include trends in feed management, livestock facilities, on-farm mortality, composting, meeting no-till requirements with injected manure application, and pathogens and antibiotics in manure.

Class size is limited to 60 and registrations are accepted on a first-received, first-paid basis. Preregistration is required. Online registration, brochure, and a clinic agenda, including directions to FEEL can be found at This clinic is approved for 5.5 nutrient management and 4.5 soil management Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits. The clinic is also approved for Technical Service Provider (TSP) and Iowa Commercial Manure Applicator continuing education. See the Web site for additional details.

Brent Pringnitz is coordinator of the Agribusiness Education Program. Angela Rieck-Hinz is an extension program specialist in agronomy with responsibilities in manure management.

This article originally appeared on page 257 of the IC-498(22) -- August 6, 2007 issue.

Updated 08/10/2007 - 11:25am