Learn to manage your manure: Ohio State University can help

WOOSTER, Ohio — Learn the best ways to manage manure, use it on your land and know if you’re doing it right at Ohio State University’s 2009 Manure Science Review.

You’ll find detailed sessions on management practices, application rates, nutrients levels and ways to keep accurate track of them.

Class locations

It’s offered twice: in Strasburg in northeast Ohio July 21; and in St. Marys in western Ohio July 23.

Ohio State and Ohio Department of Agriculture experts will be among the speakers.

Workshop details

Hours are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at both locations. The morning joint session (9 a.m.-noon), a hands-on workshop called “Nutrient Management I,” will use a workbook to determine crop nutrient needs, manure application rates and crop nutrient balance.

The afternoon session (1-4 p.m.) offers two concurrent workshops:

“Nutrient Management II,” building on the morning workshop with an in-depth look at nutrient management issues, including an on-site assessment of application best management practices.

“Inventory and Evaluation”: on-farm assessment focused on specific areas of concern and identification of mitigation options for manure handling.

Registration needed

Register by July 16 and the cost is $10 for the morning workshop, $10 for the afternoon workshop and $10 for lunch. Register after July 16 and it’s $15 for the morning, $15 for the afternoon and $15 for lunch. You can sign up for the whole day’s program or for either of the workshops alone.

Download a registration form at www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/MSR09_brochure.pdf. Or send your name, address, e-mail address, choice of date, workshop choices, whether you want to buy lunch, and payment to Mary Wicks, OARDC/OSU, Ag Engineering Building, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Make checks payable to OARDC/OSU.

Call 330-202-3533 or e-mail wicks.14@osu.edu for more information.

>Workshop locations

The June 21 program starts at the Manor Restaurant, 753 S. Wooster Rd. (U.S. 250) in Strasburg. The afternoon workshops are at the restaurant and at the Rowe Dairy, 9877 Strasburg-Bolivar Road also in Strasburg.

On June 23, the morning workshop is at the St. Marys Hall, 10752 State Route 364 in St. Marys; the afternoon workshops, at the hall and at the Brown Dairy, 7535 State Route 364 in New Bremen.

Attending the program qualifies for the following ODA Certified Livestock Managers (CLM) credits.

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