Agenda for Waste to Worth 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

waste to worth 2017 conference logo
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception
Carolina Ballroom Foyer
Dinners for Six available

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

6:15 am Run/Walk Opportunity
7:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 12:15 pm Mass Mortality Workshop
Carolina Ballroom
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Southeastern NC tour – Swine waste to Energy Projects – Several digester based systems and business models will be highlighted Poultry waste to energy projects – Prestage AgEnergy , turkey litter and woodchip fired boilers
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern NC tour – Pasture based systems for animal waste management (small farms) Horse farms at the rural/urban interface Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) facility – Goldsboro, NC Pastured hogs, hood house (hog w/o antibiotics), pasture based dairy, managing operations to be more organic.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Western NC tour – Swine waste-to-energy and carbon credits Dairy – Sand separator and bedding recovery North Carolina Zoo – Dealing with exotic animal manure
12:15 pm – 5:00 pm Raleigh Area tour – Mass Animal Mortality Mgmt Tour – Field demonstrations will showcase various equipment and technologies used during mass animal mortality events. Animal compost windrows will be demonstrated and will include carbon sourcing construction, management, turning and troubleshooting practices. Site selection assessment for both outdoor composting and on-site burial will also be covered.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Raleigh tour – The City of Raleigh’s Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility Co-Digestion – swine and food waste-to-energy NCSU – Fish Barn research, demonstration and teaching unit
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pig Pickin’ off-site at Local Brewery
Transportation provided

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:15 am Run/Walk Opportunity
7:30 am Registration
8:30 am – 10:15 am Opening General Session:
Working Collaboratively to Implement Policy and Practice Change (Kelly Shenk, US EPA)
Carolina Ballroom
10:15 am Break
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Spotlight on Manure Management in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coastal Plains
    Background, History, and Technical Information about Manure Management in North Carolina and the Coastal Plains (John Classen)
    Lessons earned from the Smithfield Agreement (Kelly Zering)
    NRCS Resource Concerns (Terri Ruch)
    Panel and Q&A: Challenges and Opportunities around Manure Management Systems (John Classen, Kelly Zering, Terri Ruch, Joe Hudyncia, Christine Lawson, Dave Elkin, and Joseph Ziobro)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
Carolina Ballroom
Lunch Conversations available
Animal Mortality Management
Extension Resources: Professional Development
Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies
2:05 pm – 2:25 pm PA Finishing Swine Barn Experience: Changing from Mortality Burial to a Michigan Style Composting Barn (J. Craig Williams) Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Posters, Publications, and Field Demonstrations (Jill Heemstra) Mobile Struvite System for Nutrient Extraction from Dairy Manure (Joe Harrison)
2:25 pm – 2:45 pm Poultry Mortality Freezer Units:  Better BMP, Better Biosecurity, Better Bottom Line (Victor Clark) Cost Reductions in a Treatment System to Remove Phosphorus from Liquid Wastes (Clinton D. Church)
2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Avian Influenza Mortality Management Options and Lessons Learned (Josh Payne) Results of Nutrient Recovery System Installed on Large-Scale Dairy Operation after 2 Years of Operation (Kerry Doyle)
3:05 pm – 3:25 pm Mortality Composting Procedures Used During an Avian Influenza Outbreak (Josh Payne) Using Your Smartphone for Live Streaming or Capturing Video in the Field Nutrient Recovery from Anaerobic Digestates (Rakesh Covind)
3:25 pm – 3:45 pm Organizing Demonstrations and Tours for Government Officials and Extension on Animal Mortality Management (J. Craig Williams) Use Dry Dairy Manure Pellets as Nutrient Substrates for Yeast Growth (Zong Liu)
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm Break
Livestock Waste Control Facility Issues
Innovative Water Quality Outreach Methods
Evaluating Agricultural BMP for the Chesapeake Bay Program
4:20 pm – 4:40 pm Nutrient Leaching Under Manure Staging and Sludge-Drying Areas (Rhonda Miller) Developing Science-Based Estimates of Best Management Practice Effectiveness for the Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model (Jeremy Hanson)
4:40 pm – 5:00 pm An Economical Method to Install Industrial Wastewater Storage Pond Liners (Matthew Germane) Mobile Technology in Support of Water Quality Outreach (Kerri Love) Recommendations of the Chesapeake Bay Program Expert Panel on Manure Treatment Technologies (Douglas Hamilton)
5:00 pm – 5:20 pm Partnerships in the Manure Nutrient Management Field (Erin Cortus) Recommendations for Manure Injection and Incorporation Technologies for Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model (Robert Meinen)
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Poster Session and Social
Posters in Bellamy/Mendalhall, Social in Carolina Ballroom
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region (Carolyn Betz)
Cultivation of Duckweed on Anaerobically Digested Dairy Manure for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal (Lide Chen)
Nutrient Recovery Membrane Technology: Pilot-Scale Evaluation (John Classen)
Composting of Dairy Manure with the Addition of Zeolites to Reduce Ammonia Emissions (Mario de Haro-Marti)
Manure management impact on environment and animal welfare in current animal housing trends (Eileen Fabian)
Closing Abandoned Livestock Lagoons Effectively to Utilize Nutrients and Avoid Environmental Problems (Leslie Johnson)
Evaluation of a Solid-Liquid Manure Separation Barn (Teng Lim)
Aeration to Improve Biogas Production by Recalcitrant Feedstock (John Loughrin)
Comprehensive Physiochemical Characterization of Poultry Litter: A First Step Towards Manure Management Plans in Argentina (Roberto Maisonnave)
Use of Aluminum Sulfate (Alum) to Decrease Ammonia Emissions from Beef Cattle Bedded Manure Packs (Mindy Spiehs)
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Global Warming Potential in US Dairy Production (Nicholas Stoddart)
Recovery of Proteins and Phosphorus from Manure (Matias Vanotti)
Adapting to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest: Promoting Adaptation with Five-Minute Videos of Agricultural Water Conservation and Management Practices (Elizabeth Whitefield)
Review of Odor Management Planning Templates and Calculators across the US (Suraiya Akter)
Effects of pH on Urease Activity in Swine Urine and Urea Solution (Alison Deviney)
Performance of Mitigation Measures in the Dairy Sector under Future Climate Change (Kristina Rolph)
Utilization of Woody Biomass and Manure as Agricultural Soil Amendments in Nebraska (Linda Schott)
Manure Treatment and Natural Inactivation of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Soils (Erin Stevens)
Intake and Digestibility of Nutrients, Manure Production, and Nitrogen Excretion as Affected by Nonfiber Carbohydrate Sources and Rumen Degradable Protein Levels in the Diet of Dairy Cows (Fei Sun)
Evaluating the Impact of Ammonia Emissions from Equine Operations on the Environment (Jessie Weir)
Gas-Permeable Membrane Selection Methodology for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery (Jacqueline Welles)
Early Stage Economic Modeling of Gas-Permeable Membrane Technology Applied to Swine Manure After Anaerobic Digestion (Yijia Zhao)
Digester Effluent’s Agronomic and Odor Emission Potential: A Swine Case Study (Rick Stowell)
Demonstration of Water Purification/Treatment/Recycling and Power Generation in a Commercial Dairy (Sergio Capareda)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

6:15 am Run/Walk Opportunity
7:30 am Registration
Sustainable Dairy CAP – Feed and Manure
Air Quality
8:05 am – 8:25 am An Overview of a USDA Coordinated Agricultural Project on Dairy Production Climate Change Mitigation (Matt Ruark) Evaluating the Impact of Ammonia Emissions from Equine Operations on the Environment (Jessie Weir)
8:25 am – 8:45 am Methane Mitigation Strategies for Dairy Herds (Larry Chase) Using Wet Scrubber to Reduce Ammonia Emission from Broiler Houses (Hong Li)
8:45 am – 9:05 am Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Manure (Fangle Chang) Natural Resources Conservation Service Reaction to the Final H2S/Gypsum CIG Study Report (W. Hosea Latshaw)
9:00 am Nutrient Recycling Challenge – Snapshots of innovators’ nutrient recovery technology ideas (workshop)
Overview of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge (Hema Subramanian and Joseph Ziobro)
9:05 am – 9:25 am Estimating GHG Emissions from Manure Management Practices in Dairy Systems (Horacio Aguirre-Villegas) Additive to Mitigate Odor and Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Risk from Gypsum Bedded Dairy Manure (Eileen Fabian)
9:30 am
Showcase of Innovators; Technology Areas (Centrisys Corporation, Trident Processes, PRD Tech Inc, DVO Inc, and Barnyard Industries)
9:25 am – 9:45 am Reducing Greenhouse and Ammonia Emissions from Manure Systems (Rebecca Larson) USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations (Greg Zwicke)
9:45 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am Break
Sustainable Dairy CAP – Manure and Crops
Equine Environmental Management
10:20 am – 10:40 am A quantitative assessment of Beneficial Management Practices to reduce carbon and reactive nitrogen footprints of dairy farms in the Great Lakes region (Karin Veltman) Methods for Regulating Dry Matter Intake in Grazing Horses (Paul Siciliano)
10:40 am – 11:00 am The Value of Cover Crops in Dairy Production Systems (Matt Ruark) Nutrient Cycling in Horse Pastures (Carey Williams)
11:00 am – 11:20 am A Model Comparison of Daily N2O Flux with DayCent, DNDC, and EPIC (Richard Gaillard) Elimination of Equine Streptococci from Soiled Equine Bedding (Robert Causey) Workshop for Innovators (Matias Vanotti, Jeff Porter, EPA and NRCS Partners)
11:20 am – 11:40 am Transferring Knowledge of Dairy Sustainability Issues through a Multi-Layered Interactive “Virtual Farm” Website (Eileen Fabian) Pennsylvania Horse Farm’s Whole Farm Balance Inputs of Nitrogen and Phosphorus (Ann Swinker)
11:40 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
Carolina Ballroom
Lunch Conversations available
Anaerobic Digestion Systems
Managing Manure Nutrients and CNMP
Swine and Poultry Manure Treatment Technologies
1:35 pm – 1:55 pm Innovative Business Models for On-farm Anaerobic Digestion in the U.S. (Nick Elger) Effectiveness of Livestock Exclusion in a Pasture of Central North Carolina (Dan Line) Phosphorus Recovery from Anaerobic Swine Lagoon Sludge Using the Quick Wash™ Process (Matias Vanotti)
1:55 pm – 2:15 pm Case Study: Generating Renewable Energy at Storms Farm, a NC hog farm (Steve Dvorak) Recovery of ammonia and production of high-grade phosphates from digester effluents (Matias Vanotti)
2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Estimating the Economic Value of the Greenhouse Gas Reductions Associated with Dairy Manure Anaerobic Digestion Systems Located in New York State (Peter Wright) What’s New with CNMP? (Sandy Means) Valorization of Manure Treatment for Poultry and Swine Operators (Ed Weinberg)
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm Monetizing Environmental Benefits Associated with Dairy Manure Management Systems that Include Anaerobic Digestion – Challenges, Opportunities, and Values (Curt Gooch) Developing A Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) (Jeff Porter) Nutrient Recovery Membrane Technology: Best Applications and Role in Conservation (John Classen)
2:55 pm – 3:15 pm Assessment of coordinated anaerobic digestion of dairy manure (Mahmoud Sharara) Characterization of Litter Produced in Turkey Production Operations in Virginia (Jactone Ogejo) Nitrogen Treatment in Lagoons (Rakesh Govind; recording only, no proceedings)
3:15 pm – 3:35 pm Integrating Small Scale Digestion Systems in Developing Regions (Rebecca Larson) A Feasibility Study on Optical Sensing Based Rapid Dairy Manure Nutrients Quantification (Gopi Kafle)
3:35 pm – 3:45 pm
3:45 pm Break
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Managing Soil Nutrients
Evaluation of Manure Treatment Technologies
4:05 pm – 4:25 pm Evaluation of a Model to Predict Enteric Methane Production from Feedlot Cattle (Tracy Jennings) Fertilizer Value of Nitrogen Captured Using Ammonia Scrubbers (Philip Moore) Environmental Tradeoffs of Alternative Scenarios for Swine Waste Management Technologies:  A Life Cycle Perspective (Shannon Banner)
4:25 pm – 4:45 pm Livestock Methane Emissions Estimated and Mapped at a County-level Scale for the Contiguous United States (Robert Meinen) Assessment of Condensed Distillers Solubles (CDS) and Wet Distillers Grains (WDG) as Sources of Phosphorus Fertilizer for Corn and Wheat (Jasper Teboh) Inclusion of the Environment Bottom Line in Waste to Worth: The Interaction Between Economics, Environmental effects, and Farm Productivity in Assessment of Manure Management Technology and Policy (Shannon Banner)
4:45 pm – 5:05 pm How Well Do We Understand Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Open-lot Cattle Systems? (Heidi Waldrip) Gypsum as a Best Management Practice for Reducing P Loss from Agricultural Fields? (Dexter B. Watts) Manure Management Technology Selection Guidance (Jeff Porter)
5:05 pm – 5:25 pm Spatial variabilty in nitrous oxide and methane emissions from beef cattle feedyard pen surfaces (Kenneth Casey; no proceedings, recording only) USDA-NRCS Conservation Practice Standard: Amending Soil Properties with Gypsum Products (Allen Torbert) Cataloging and Evaluating Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies (Mark Stoermann)
5:30 pm Dinner on your own
Dinners for Six available

Friday, April 21, 2017

Energy Systems and Sustainability Efforts
8:05 am – 8:25 am Environmental Sustainability of Beef (Alan Rotz)
8:25 am – 8:45 am Nitrogen and phosphorus cycling efficiency in US food supply chains – a national mass-balance approach (Karen Veltman)
8:45 am – 9:05 am Renewable Energy Set-Asides Push Biogas to Pipeline (Gus Simmons) On-Farm Nutrient Management Research:
Replacing Commercial Sidedress Nitrogen with Liquid Livestock Manure on Emerged Corn
(workshop by Glen Arnold)
9:00 am Improving Presentation Skills:
Putting the Power in PowerPoint
(workshop by Callie Herron)
9:05 am – 9:25 am Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities (Mark Philbrick)
9:25 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am Break
Climate Conversations and Resiliency
Soil Microbes and Antibiotics
10:05 am – 10:25 am Talking Climate with Animal Agriculture Advisers (Pam Knox) Panel Discussion: A Look at Extension Programs Working with Commercial Manure Haulers
Microarthropods as Bioindicators of Soil Health Following Land Application of Swine Slurry (Amy Schmidt)
10:25 am – 10:45 am Continuous Response Measurement: A Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Agricultural GHG Mitigation Messaging among Extension Educators (David Smith) Sensitivity of Soil Microbial Processes to Livestock Antimicrobials (Daniel Miller)
10:45 am – 11:05 am Scenario Planning for the New York State Dairy Industry in a Changing Climate (Crystal Powers) Effectiveness of Different Dairy Manure Management Practices in Controlling the Spread of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance (Jason Oliver)
11:05 am – 11:30 am Planning for resilience: Using scenarios to address potential impacts of climate change for the North Plains Beef System (Crystal Powers)
11:30 am Adjourn

ⓝ – nutrient management CCA credits requested (*indicates approval)

ⓟ – professional development CCA credits requested (*indicates approval)

ⓢ – soil and water CCA credits requested (*indicates approval)