North America's largest manure-focused farm show, "ManureTech 2007" will be held August 21.
The Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo will be at the USDA Dairy Forage Research Center Farm near Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin (between Madison and Wisconsin Dells). Featured highlights of this year's event include demonstrations of pit agitation, tanker, dragline and solid manure application equipment, hose laying, live action confined space entry/rescue and manure spill response demonstrations. Educational seminars include compost barn management, sod and pasture manure application, tools for evaluating soil moisture in the field, runoff prevention and manure management in no-till. A trade show and equipment vendor display (from application to treatment, in-barn handling to environmental risk assessment) round out the event. There is no admission charge.
ManureTech 2007 is sponsored by the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin, in cooperation with UW Extension and the USDA Dairy Forage Research Center.
For more information, a detailed agenda of educational seminars and demos, and a list of vendors exhibiting, visit www.wimanuremgt.org/.
The 2006 show (www.msue.msu.edu/portal/default.cfm?pageset_id=212421_id=344459_portal_id=25643) drew more than 1,300 in Michigan. The 2005 show in Minnesota (www.manure.umn.edu/fieldday05/) drew 700 to Waseca. The 2003 show in Wisconsin drew 700+.