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Manure Management Webcast Coming Soon

by 5m Editor
12 May 2008, at 11:19a.m.

US - A live webcast for those interested in adding to the bottom line by implementing certain manure management practices will be broadcast on May the 16th.

The program, viewable on the Web at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/lpelc/ will begin at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. The Web meeting room opens 15 minutes before the start time.

Three presenters will give an overview of market-based conservation and experiences from two programs. One program generates carbon credit revenue with methane capture covers on manure lagoons and storage facilities. The other is the New York City watershed program; upstate farmers are paid to implement best management practices to protect the New York City water supply. The webcast will end with a discussion of what is needed to promote market-based conservation in the United States.

The webcast is produced by eXtension, an educational partnership of cooperative Extension services throughout the United States. K-State Research and Extension is a partner in eXtension.

The presenters for the May one-hour seminar are Suzy Friedman, Environmental Defense Fund; Dale Dewing, Cornell University; and Jim Jensen, Environmental Credit Corporation.

The seminar is hosted by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center, part of eXtension. The center 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.

The center has a monthly online newsletter, to which anyone can subscribe. All information, including archived monthly Webcasts from the past year, is on www.eXtension.org under the resource area animal manure management.

Another Webcast will be available June 20 on nutrient management for small-scale farms.