March 2018 Newsletter Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Looking Ahead to April: Equipment and Facilities for Managing Manure on Small Farms

The April webcast takes a look at small farms and will include the following segments and presenters. Be sure to join us!

  • Manure storage areas and related structures   (Jeffrey Porter, USDA-NRCS)
  • Poultry structures and facilities  (Casey Ritz, University of Georgia)
  • Equipment for use on small livestock farms, (Tommy Bass, Montana State University)
  • Composting on small livestock or equine farms (Carissa Wickens, University of Florida)

April 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT (1:30 CDT; 12:30 MDT; and 11:30 a.m.…

January 2018 Newsletter Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Looking Ahead to January: Are You Prepared?

What would you (or your clientele) do if a natural disaster hit your area? What changes should and do occur on a livestock operation during or following a natural disaster, not only to ensure the safety and care of the animals, but also the environments around the operation?…

September/October Newsletter Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Looking Ahead to November: Long-term study of manure on root crops

An eight-year study of manure in crop rotations that include root crops (sugar beets and potatoes) is taking a very comprehensive look at manure use. Researchers are studying everything from yields, soil health, characteristics of the harvested crop, nutrient runoff and leaching, and much more.…

Ron Sheffield Memorial Student Poster Competition Winners

The Waste to Worth conference hosts a student poster competition – open to graduate and undergraduate students.

2017 – Cary, North Carolina

  • Erin Stevens University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Allison Deviney NC State University,
  • Linda Schott, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

student poster winnters 2017 waste to worth conference

L to R: Tommy Bass, Erin Stevens, Allison Deviney, Linda Schott

2015 – Seattle

  • First: Laura Kenny, Rutgers University
  • Second: George Neerackal, Washington State University
  • Third: Nicole Schuster, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

student poster winners 2015 waste to worth conference

L to R: George Neerackal, Laura Kenny, Nicole Schuster

2013 – Denver

  • First: Kira Shonkwiler, Colorado State
  • Second: Fei Sun, Washington State
  • Third: Kelsey Bruning, Iowa State

student poster winners 2013 waste to worth conference

L to R: Julianna Sheffield, Kelsey Bruning, Fei Sun, Kira Shonkwiler…