From Waste to Worth: Advancing Sustainability in Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management June 15, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

header logo that says livestock and poultry environmental learning center presents "waste to worth" 2015Bringing together the nation's best science with innovative outreach on animal agriculture and the environment. Add in opportunities to meet and network with outstanding people, mix with a multidisciplinary emphasis and collaborative atmosphere.  That is a winning recipe for turning waste into worth!

Request for Proposals to Host Waste to Worth 2017 Now Available!

Thanks to everyone that made Waste to Worth 2 a success! We had over 270 people join us with more than 170 presentations. Now, we are looking for the team that wants to continue this conference!

Who Should Apply?

Those who are interested in making a difference to farmers and professionals that influence environmental management decisions on livestock and poultry farms. These include: ag and environmental organizations, consultants, cooperative extension agents and specialists, equipment manufacturing and sales reps, farmers/growers, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff, regulatory and policy staff, researchers, and more!

2015 Conference Organizers

Conference chairs: Joe Harrison and Liz Whitefield, Washington State University and Mark Risse, University of Georgia

Planning committee:  Thomas Bass, Montana State University; Jean Bonhotal, Cornell; Caitlin Conover and Carol Galloway, US EPA, Nichole Embertson, Whatcom Conservation District; Rick Stowell, University of Nebraska; Amanda Douridas, Ohio State; Teng Lim, Univerisity of Missouri; Glenn Carpenter, Sally Bredeweg, Terrell Erickson, and Jeff Porter, USDA NRCS; Erin Cortus, South Dakota State; Josh Payne, Oklahoma State; Kim Cook and Terry Whitehead, USDA ARS; Melony Wilson, University of Georgia; Shafiqur Rahman, North Dakota State

Program chair: Saqib Mukhtar and David Smith, Texas Agri-Life Extension

Program committee: John Brooks, USDA ARS; Bill Lazarus, University of Minnesota; Rhonda Miller, Utah State University; Becky Larson, University of Wisconsin; Amy Schmidt, University of Nebraska; Jactone Arogo, Virginia Tech; Crystal Powers, University of Nebraska; Allison Weideman and Hema Subramanian, US EPA; Mike Westendorf, Rutgers;

Tours: Mollie Bogardus, Green Mountain Technologies; Andy Bary, Washington State

Sponsors and exhibitors: Mike Westendorf, Rutgers; Teng Lim, University of Missouri, Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska

Proceedings chair: Jill Heemstra, University of Nebraska

Past Conferences

2013 - Denver, CO "Spreading Science and Solutions" : Agenda | ProceedingsStudent Poster Competition Announcement


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.