An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), will be held Wednesday, December 6, in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W. in Huron, SD 57350). Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program following at 8:45 a.m. and concluding at approximately 4:55 p.m.
This current training program meets the training requirement of the 2017 General Water Pollution Control Permit for CAFOs. If producers haven’t attended a training since July 2017, they’ll need to attend in order to be in compliance with the General Permit. Besides producers, it is encouraged that manure applicators, policy makers, County Commissioners, Zoning Board members, and concerned citizens attend since everyone can benefit from the information shared.
Presentations and Speakers
- 8:30 a.m. – Registration
- 8:45 a.m. – Welcome - John McMaine, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer
- 8:50 a.m. – Water Quality - John McMaine, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer
- 9:30 a.m. – Livestock Nutrition Options for Altering Content of Manure - Bob Thaler, Distinguished Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist
- 10:15 a.m. – Break
- 10:30 a.m. – South Dakota DANR Livestock Permit Program - Jason Roggow, Natural Resources Engineer for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. – Soil Erosion and Infiltration Demonstration - Kent Vlieger, Soil Health Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
- 1:50 p.m. – Managing Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Land Applications of Manure - Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
- 2:50 p.m. – Break
- 3:05 p.m. – Air Quality and Odor - Xufei Yang, SDSU Extension Environmental Quality Engineer
- 4:00 p.m. – Land Application of Manure Worksheets - Jason Gilb, Conservation Agronomist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
- 4:50 p.m. – Complete training evaluations and receive certificates
Registration is required using the form below by December 5. 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.