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NDSU Extension Providing Bus to Manure Expo
North Dakota Ag Connection - 07/10/2018

If you're planning to attend the North American Manure Expo in Brookings, S.D., Aug. 15-16, North Dakota State University Extension can help you get there.

NDSU Extension's livestock environmental management team is renting a bus that will leave from Jamestown, N.D., early the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 14, and return to Jamestown the evening of Thursday, Aug. 16. North Dakota's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, the North Dakota Stockmen's Association and Ransom County Soil Conservation District are covering the cost of the bus rental.

The bus has 55 seats. The cost is $150, which includes a seat on the bus and lodging for two nights (double occupancy). Expo attendees will be responsible for meals, tours and incidental expenses.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/crecstore to reserve a seat on the bus.

"The North American Manure Expo will be a great opportunity for producers and custom applicators to learn about topics such as using manure as a crop fertilizer, nutrient management planning, soil health and water quality," says Mary Berg, Extension livestock environmental management specialist at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center.

NDSU Extension, South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension and regional partners are hosting the expo, which will at the Swiftel Center in Brookings.

The expo will include a trade show; a manure agitation demonstration; a pump school; solid and liquid manure spreader demonstrations; and educational sessions on topics including manure spreader calibration, manure-spreading equipment, water quality impacts of manure application during the winter, manure pit safety, spill prevention and response, and the economic value of manure as it relates to soil health. Participants also may take tours on moving manure on dairies, manure management systems and swine manure storage.

The expo is free of charge, but organizers encourage those planning to attend to preregister. The tours cost $20 and registration is required. For more information, contact Berg at 701-652-2951 or mary.berg@ndsu.edu, or visit https://www.manuremanager.com/manure-expo.

The deadline to reserve a seat on the bus is 5 p.m. July 16.

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