Content tagged "small farm issues"

Micro Manure Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webinar takes a look at the smallest manure managers, microbes and soil mesofauna, and how the work they do can drive our farming systems. This...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Topics for this webcast include: fate of euthanasia drugs during composting; can composting destroy prions; and mortality composting worker safety...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 1

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The topics for this webcast include: pile characteristics for effective composting, management and environmental considerations when siting and managing...

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting: A Natural Rendering Process. This presentation was originally broadcast on May 14, 2010. More...What software do...

Water Quality Grab Bag: Composting, Horse Farm Manure Management, Nutrient Losses from Litter Stockpiles

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The first "road trip" for the webcast series. These were webcast live from the 2010 National Water Quality Conference Meeting. The presentations include:...

Webcasts and Virtual Tours of Vegetative Treatment Systems (VTS)

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 26, 2016

This webcast discusses the design and management of vegetative treatment systems (VTS) for managing barnyard and open lot runoff. The seminar includes...

Managing Livestock and Poultry Mortalities

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Proper management of animal carcasses on the farm/ranch has implications in nutrient management, herd and flock health, as well as farm family and public...

Pasture Management on Small Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

Proper pasture management is important to holistic farm management. Grazing animals deposit manure on pastures and exercise areas. This manure ultimately...

Nutrient Planning on Small Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

The LPE Learning Center hosted a webcast on Nutrient Planning on Small Farms in June, 2008.When managed properly, manure can be a valuable resource on a...

Equine Barnyard Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 29, 2015

Horse paddocks (and pastures) may contain large quantities of mud due to excessive traffic. Mud is more than a “mess” or “nuisance.” Winter and spring rains...

Managing Livestock Mortalities

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 19, 2013

A recent FDA rule is likely to impact the cost and/or availability of rendering services for cattle producers. What is this rule and how will it impact...

Manure Management on Small Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 19, 2013

Small farms are typically smaller in size, with fewer animal numbers, less acreage and have a lighter regulatory burden than larger farms, which may often be...

USDA Small Farm Definitions

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 19, 2013

The USDA Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) has developed a farm classification system to divide U.S. farms into eight mutually exclusive and more...

Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Curriculum

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 12, 2012

 The lessons are divided into six modules: Introduction, Dietary Strategies, Manure Storage and Treatment, Land Application and Nutrient Management, Outdoor...

LPES Curriculum Small Farm Fact Sheets

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

The LPES Small Farms Fact Sheet series was prepared to inform the large, diverse population of small-scale animal producers about environmental stewardship...

Managing Manure on Small Farms Webcast

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 29, 2011

What is a small farm and why should we be concerned about nutrient management on small-scale operations? This webcast presentation will also include a tour...

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