2007 Annual Report
Waste Management Section
Dickinson Research Extension Center
1041 State Avenue
Dickinson, ND 58601
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PROJECT NAME: Livestock Waste Education, Information and Assistance Program
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATORS: Teresa Dvorak, Livestock Nutrient Management Specialist, DREC; Ron Wiederholt, Nutrient Management Specialist, CREC
REPORTING PERIOD: Annual report - October 1, 2005 to September 1, 2006
PROJECT PERIOD: March 1997 through November 15, 2009
ANNUAL PROGRESS UPDATE:
The following tasks were set for the NDSU Livestock Nutrient Management Specialist positions. The tasks were set forth in an EPA 319 grant awarded to NDSU. Under each task is a brief description of the action taken to fulfill the task this year.
Task 1 Develop and assemble educational programs that focus on the location, design, and management of livestock facilities, focusing on waste management to prevent impacts on water quality.
Task 2 Hold meetings, workshops, and tours to educate producers and those who advise and work with producers about livestock waste management to prevent impacts on water quality. Use mass media and newsletters to inform producers and the public about efforts to reduce impacts on water quality.
i. Composting Mortalities and Butcher Waste, Minot
ii. AFO Rules for Zoning Officials, Devils Lake
iii. AFO Rules and Their Impact on Livestock Feeding, Carrington
iv. Livestock Feeding Operations in ND, Bismarck
v. AFO Rules for Cow/Calf Producers, Mohall, Regent, Taylor
vi. AFO Rules for Feedlot Producers, Carrington
vii. New Technology for Manure Application, Carrington
viii. Manure Handling Systems & Composting; Devils Lake , Valley City , Dickinson , and Minot
ix. Nutrient Management; Fargo
x. Containment versus Water Spreading Systems; Dickinson
xi. Nutrient Management and Livestock Biosecurity, Bismarck
xii. Composting of Livestock Manure, Carrington
Task 3 Develop and deliver educational materials and programs that focus on the utilization of livestock waste nutrients for crop production.
i. Manure Utilization Field Day, Lisbon
ii. SBARE meeting, Carrington
iii. Wells County Ag Expo, Fessenden
iv. Mercer County Livestock Day, Beulah
v. CGREC Winter Showcase, Streeter
vi. CREC Feedlot School, Carrington
vii. Soil and Fertility Update Meeting, Fargo
viii. Manitoba-Dakota Zero Tillers Conference, Bismarck
ix. Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Conference, Fargo
x. Hettinger County Crop Improvement Meeting, Regent
xi. Taylor Farmers Institute, Taylor
xii. Mandan ARS Research Update Conference, Mandan
xiii. Sheridan County Spring Forum, McClusky
xiv. Manure Utilization in No-till; New Salem (Morton Co.)
xv. Manure Utilization in Cropping Systems, Devils Lake, Valley City, Dickinson, Minot
xvi. Manure Use in No-Till, Carson, Steele
xvii. Manure Utilization in Cropping Systems Poster Presentation, Cincinnati, OH
xviii. Composting Manure Field Day, Wells County
Task 4 Provide technical and education support for 319 funded projects that have livestock waste management components.
Task 5 Provide one-on-one consultations to producers to evaluate specific options available to the individual for waste storage, handling, and utilization.
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