2021 seems to be going in the right direction. The fairs will likely continue with few or no restrictions. Best of all, this year’s land application recertification sessions, called On-Farm Manure Management Concepts Application, are scheduled to take place in person at many locations across the state in June.
Manure trainings earlier this year were held virtually, but the Nebraska expansion has progressed, meaning they can’t wait to see everyone in person for the next manure event. These 2.5 hour sessions will focus on which fields to choose to make the best use of manure nutrients and other benefits. The sessions will be strongly participant driven and will have a limited number of places in each session.
Participants will receive a scenario and will be asked to determine the priority ranking of each field in the scenario. This ranking will be done at the end of each activity focusing on manure nutrients, transportation costs, soil health, water quality, as well as neighbors and odors. Regulations and record keeping relating to the storage and spreading of manure will also be discussed at each session.
The sessions include:
• Bridgeport June 2 – 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain
• Curtis June 8 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the center
• Broken Bow June 14 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Center
• Concord June 15 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central
• Columbus on June 16 – from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the center
• Columbus on June 16 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the center
• West Point June 17 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the center
• West Point June 17 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. downtown
• Plainview June 22 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Center
• Geneva June 24 – 9:00 am-11:30am Center
• Geneva on June 24 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Center
• Ainsworth June 24 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Center
• Concord on June 25 – 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the center
Due to participation limits for each session, registration is required. If the registration numbers exceed expectations, more sessions can be added. To ensure your presence, subscribe to water.unl.edu/lat. The cost of the session will be $ 50 per operation. The workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Extension Animal Manure Management Team, which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers make better use of manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits.