Piles of Poop and Preventing Problems workshop set for Oct. 20

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Considering composting as an alternative method for managing your manure? The Piles of Poop and Preventing Problems workshop will help you determine if this is the right manure and nutrient management tool for your farm.

Even though the focus is on equine facilities, the principles taught during this program are pertinent for any livestock operation. Topics to be discussed during the program include the science of composting, specific composting techniques and rules and regulations for manure storage and composting. Following a discussion on composting will be a discussion of how to manage emergencies on the farm or stable.

The program will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sunflower Farms, 19000 128th St, Bristol. The program will begin at 9 am and run until noon. A tour of Sunflower Farms, including their composting operation will immediately follow the program. Costs for the program are $20/adults and $10 for youth 18 and under.

For general information on this program, please contact Peg Reedy, Walworth County UW Extension Agriculture Agent at 262-741-4951 or peg.reedy@ces.uwex.edu. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Rose Skora at the Kenosha County UW Extension office at 262-857-1945 or rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu.

Click here for a copy of the brochure. This program is being organized and sponsored by the University of Illinois and Wisconsin Extension Systems and supported by a Great Lakes Water Quality Grant. University of Illinois and Wisconsin Extension provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.


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