SDSU Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on Mar. 4 at 8:30 AM CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron (100 Fourth St. S.W. in Huron, 57350).
This current training program meets the training requirement of the General Water Pollution Control Permit as long as it is attended within three years of obtaining coverage under the new permit. Manure applicators, producers and any other interested individuals who are not currently applying for a permit can also benefit from the information and are encouraged to attend. Certified Crop Advisor credits are available as well.
“Past attendees of this program have come away with at least one new practice they consider adopting related to land application, livestock feeding, air quality or soil conservation."
Speaker line-up & presentation details
- John McMaine, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer will discuss water quality.
- Bob Thaler, Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist will lead a session on livestock nutrition options for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus content of manure.
- Jason Roggow, a natural resources engineer with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will give an overview of the South Dakota DENR Livestock Permit program.
- Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, will discuss managing nitrogen and phosphorus in land applications of manure.
- Jason Gilb, Conservation Agronomist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will go through nutrient management planning worksheets.
- Kent Vlieger, Soil Health Specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will demonstrate soil erosion and infiltration.
- Xufei Yang, SDSU Extension Environmental Quality Engineer, will conclude the day’s training with a session on air quality and odor.
Pre-registration is required by March 3. To cover the cost of the event, registration is $50 for the first person from a farm or operation and includes lunch, breaks and training materials. Additional participants from the farm/operation can register for $50 to receive a binder or $25 for attendance only without additional binders. For more information contact Bob Thaler, SDSU Extension Swine Specialist at 605.688.5435 or John McMaine, SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer at 605.688.5610.