Midwest Manure Summit Back In Person

The 2023 Midwest Manure Summit is back in-person! This event is hosted by UW-Madison Division of Extension, Dairy Program and UW Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. It’s scheduled for Feb. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay.

As in previous years, the Midwest Manure Summit will feature leading researchers and industry professionals discussing strategies and technologies to optimize manure management, upgrade biogas production, as well as effectively manage manure-derived nutrients and odor and gas emissions.

Nationally recognized speakers and presentation topics include:

● Dynamic Renewables Biogas Development Projects with Karl Crave, Executive Vice President of Special Projects, Dynamic Renewables
● Manuresheds: Recycling nutrients across farm gates, industries, and supply chains with Sheri Spiegal, Research Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
● Estimating carbon balance in manure-livestock systems with Alison Duff, Research Ecologist, USDA- Agricultural Research Service
● Renewable Fuel and Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs with Hardy Sawall, Director of Business Development, US Gain, Division of US Venture, Inc.
● Upgrading Biogas to Aviation Fuel with Andrew Lucero, Chief Scientist, Agra Energy
● Enviro-Dairy Project with Victor Cabrera, Professor and Extension Dairy Management Specialist, UW-Madison
● Real-Time Nutrient Sensing for Precision Manure Application with Joe Sanford, Assistant Professor, UW-Platteville
● Manure Emissions during Agitation and Processing, Reducing Risks from Hydrogen Sulfide with Rebecca Larson, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
● Using biochar and zeolite to recycle phosphorus and nitrogen from swine manure: an integrative approach with Santanu Bakshi, Environmental Research Scientist, Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute
● California Dairy and Livestock Methane Reduction Incentive Programs: Leading the Way in Climate Smart Agriculture with Alyssa Louie AAMP program, Rosie DDRDP program, and Charles Brooke CLIM3ATE program, California Department of Food and Agriculture
● Grotegut Biogas Pipeline with Doug Grotegut, Co-owner & Operator Grotegut Dairy, and Tony Culver, Calumet Renewable Energies, LLC

Early bird registration for the 2023 Midwest Manure Summit is $150, which includes access to proceedings, lunch, and refreshments, and is valid until Feb. 9. After that, the registration fee increases to $170. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 20. A complete agenda, speaker list, and registration details can be found here: https://midwestmanure.org

Questions regarding the Midwest Manure Summit can be directed to Heather Schlesser, Extension
Marathon County at heather.schlesser@wisc.edu or 715-261-1230, ext 3.