The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place August 10 at noon CDT will feature Daniel Andersen, associate professor and extension specialist at Iowa State University. Andersen’s research and outreach focus on manure management and water quality efforts which include manure treatment and utilization, nutrient management and planning, field- and farm-scale soil and water quality monitoring, and economic evaluation of alternative agricultural practices.
In the webinar, “Manure: Ancient Fertilizer in a Digital Age,” Andersen will discuss the current state of manure management, inventory and needs within the agricultural production landscape. He will also highlight the increased interest in carefully managed manure utilization as an offset to increasing fertilizer costs, as well as the potential for squeezing more value from manure to help the bottom line and improve water quality. Andersen will provide examples of management practices that can influence adoption decisions as well as providing insights into new developments in equipment that will enhance control and effectiveness of manure use.
“We are striving to build trust with crop producers who are considering utilizing manure by addressing the variability of manure content through improvements in equipment and best practices,” said Andersen. “There is an opportunity in the current economic climate to promote agricultural manure management systems that are environmentally sustainable, economically feasible and socially acceptable.”
Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CDT August 10:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at: https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.