Specialists from across the United States will share information on how to manage livestock manure with limited time and money during. This hour-long national Extension Webcast will begin on June 20, at 1:30 p.m. (CDT).


You can sign on 15 minutes before the start time. Click here to view.

This Webcast will showcase resources and information tailored for "small" livestock producers. Topics will address challenges for small farms, environmental issues and how to develop a nutrient management plan.

Speakers include:

-- Chris Henry, University of Nebraska Extension biological systems engineer, is the director of the Livestock Producer Environmental Assistance Project, which develops and demonstrates practical alternative technologies small livestock producers can use to minimize environmental risk.

-- Mark Rice, waste management Extension specialist with North Carolina State University, leads the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Curriculum Small Farms fact-sheets' effort.

-- Michael Westendorf, associate professor of animal studies at Rutgers University, develops research-based and practical solutions to the problems of farmers and society.

-- Fred Kelly, resource conservationist with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, handles nutrient management, erosion control, agronomy and pest management.

View articles about small farm environmental issues are on the national Extension Web resource.
The seminar is hosted by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center, which advocates that individuals involved in public policy issues, animal production and delivery of technical services for confined-animal systems should have on-demand access to the nation's best science-based resources.

All information, including archived monthly Webcasts from the past year is on http://www.eXtension.org under the resource area animal-manure management.

Source: University of Nebraska