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Manure Talk is for people interested in solid manure management and manure composting for horses, goats, sheep and beef

Register by May 9 for Midwest Composting School

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May 31-June 2 at Illinois State University This three-day workshop offers comprehensive training in compost production and marketing. Since 1999, educators representing Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have hosted an annual Midwest Composting School. Illinois, for the first time, has been asked to host the School in 2011. Accordingly, the Midwest Composting School...

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Manure Share Lists Increasing

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Manure Share now lists 110 farms that have too much manure and and 65 looking for manure. Illinois Manure Share is a free program that benefits livestock owners, gardeners, landscapers and the environment! It is a manure exchange program that brings gardeners and landscapers searching for organic materials for use in composting or field application...

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"Manure Run" has begun

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Over 30 people have sought information about the Manure Run program. Numerous stables are now receiving the services of the manure hauler in McHenry County. We have numerous requests to establish a Manure Run in the Joliet Area and the St. Charles Area. If you are in these areas, please register at the website. If you know of a hauler who might be willing to work with us, please co...

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Safety in using manure in Gardens

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Spring application of fresh manure is not recommended for vegetable gardens. Compost the manure and then use it as a soil amendment this fall. For more information check out: Using Manure and Compost as Nutrient Sources for Fruit and Vegetable Crops, Carl J. Rosen and Peter M. Bierman, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate University of Minnesota...

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Making Compost for Organic Farms

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Organic farms utilize a lot of organic compost as a soil amendment and fertilizer. Composted manure is a nutrient rich compost. This factsheet outlines some of the requirements for quality compost needed by organic farms Making Compost for Organic Farms http://www.extension.org/pages/18...

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Know how much you haul

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Wisconsin has a nice factsheet showing how to calculate how much manure you are hauling. Know How Much You Haul http://ipcm.wisc.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=f99JuJSjYdg%3D&tabid=114&mid=669...

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Know the rules where you are hauling

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Many counties and muncipalities do have regulations on hauling materials like manure. Before you haul - check with your local muncipality or the County Environmental office....

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Ammonia Emissions and Nitrogen Conservation Workshop - Ohio

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The OSU Extension Air Quality team has planned an Ammonia Emissions and Nitrogen Conservation Workshop on May 2, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. This workshop is organized to provide animal producers and professionals with a fundamental understanding of ammonia (NH 3 ) emissions, air regulations, and the best management practices and innovative technologies available for the a...

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