Agenda for Waste to Worth 2017

Animal Manure Management March 22, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

Monday, April 17, 2017

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception - Embassy Suites Hotel Atrium (Dinners for Six available)


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

6:15 am Run/Walk Opportunity
7:00 am Registration
8:00 am - 12:15 pm Mass Mortality Workshop
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Southeastern NC tour - Swine waste to Energy Projects – Several digester based systems and business models will be highlighted Poultry waste to energy projects – Prestage AgEnergy , turkey litter and woodchip fired boilers
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern NC tour - Pasture based systems for animal waste management (small farms) Horse farms at the rural/urban interface Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) facility – Goldsboro, NC Pastured hogs, hood house (hog w/o antibiotics), pasture based dairy, managing operations to be more organic.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Western NC tour - Swine waste-to-energy and carbon credits Dairy – Sand separator and bedding recovery North Carolina Zoo – Dealing with exotic animal manure
12:15 pm - 5:00 pm Raleigh Area tour - Mass Animal Mortality Mgmt Tour - Field demonstrations will showcase various equipment and technologies used during mass animal mortality events. Animal compost windrows will be demonstrated and will include carbon sourcing construction, management, turning and troubleshooting practices. Site selection assessment for both outdoor composting and on-site burial will also be covered.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Raleigh tour - The City of Raleigh’s Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility Co-Digestion – swine and food waste-to-energy NCSU – Fish Barn research, demonstration and teaching unit
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pig Pickin' off-site at Local Brewery (Transportation provided)


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:15 am Run/Walk Opportunity
7:30 am Registration
8:30 am - 10:15 am Opening General Session - Working Collaboratively to Implement Policy and Practice Change (Kelly Shenk, US EPA)
10:15 am Break
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Spotlight on Manure Management in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coastal Plains (Panel Session)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (Lunch Conversations available)
  Animal Mortality Management Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies Extension Resources: Professional Development
2:05 pm - 2:25 pm PA Finishing Swine Barn Experience: Changing from Mortality Burial to a Michigan Style Composting Barn (J. Craig Williams) Mobile Struvite System for Nutrient Extraction from Dairy Manure (Joe Harrison) Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Presentations, Publications, and Field Demonstrations (Jill Heemstra)
2:25 pm - 2:45 pm Poultry Mortality Freezer Units:  Better BMP, Better Biosecurity, Better Bottom Line (Victor Clark) Cost Reductions in a Treatment System to Remove Phosphorus from Liquid Wastes (Clinton D. Church)
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm Avian Influenza Mortality Management Options and Lessons Learned (Josh Payne) Results of Nutrient Recovery System Installed on Large-Scale Dairy Operation after 2 Years of Operation (Richard Shatto)
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm Mortality Composting Procedures Used During an Avian Influenza Outbreak (Josh Payne) Nutrient Recovery from Aanaerobic Digestates (Rakesh Covind) Live-Streaming in the Field (Jill Heemstra)
3:25 pm - 3:45 pm Organizing Demonstrations and Tours for Government Officials and Extension on Animal Mortality Management (J. Craig Williams) Use Dry Dairy Manure Pellets as Nutrient Substrates for Yeast Growth (Zong Liu)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm    
4:00 pm Break
  Livestock Waste Control Facility Issues Evaluating Agricultural BMP for the Chesapeake Bay Program Innovative Water Quality Outreach Methods
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Nutrient Leaching Under Manure Staging and Sludge-Drying Areas (Rhonda Miller) Developing Science-Based Estimates of Best Management Practice Effectiveness for the Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model (Jeremy Hanson) Save Our Springs, Manage the Manure Water Bottle Give-Away (Jamie Cohen-Wallace)
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm An Economical Method to Install Industrial Wastewater Storage Pond Liners (Matthew Germane) Recommendations of the Chesapeake Bay Program Expert Panel on Manure Treatment Technologies (Douglas Hamilton) Mobile Technology in Support of Water Quality Outreach (Kerri Love)
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm   Recommendations for Manure Injection and Incorporation Technologies for Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model (Robert Meinen) Partnerships in the Manure Nutrient Management Field (Erin Cortus)
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Poster Session and Social
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes Region (Carolyn Betz)
Tile Drainage Water Quality Monitoring Within the Western Lake Erie Basin Watershed in Michigan (Shelby Burlew)
Cultivation of Duckweed on Anaerobically Digested Dairy Manure for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal (Lide Chen)
Nutrient Recovery Membrane Technology: Pilot-Scale Evaluation (John Classen)
Composting of Dairy Manure with the Addition of Zeolites to Reduce Ammonia Emissions (Mario de Haro-Marti)
Manure management impact on environment and animal welfare in current animal housing trends (Eileen Fabian)
Closing Abandoned Livestock Lagoons Effectively to Utilize Nutrients and Avoid Environmental Problems (Leslie Johnson)
Evaluation of a Solid-Liquid Manure Separation Barn (Teng Lim)
Aeration to Improve Biogas Production by Recalcitrant Feedstock (John Loughrin)
Comprehensive Physiochemical Characterization of Poultry Litter: A First Step Towards Manure Management Plans in Argentina (Roberto Maisonnave)
Use of Aluminum Sulfate (Alum) to Decrease Ammonia Emissions from Beef Cattle Bedded Manure Packs (Mindy Spiehs)
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Global Warming Potential in US Dairy Production (Nicholas Stoddart)
Recovery of Proteins and Phosphorus from Manure (Matias Vanotti)
Adapting to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest: Promoting Adaptation with Five-Minute Videos of Agricultural Water Conservation and Management Practices (Elizabeth Whitefield)
Review of Odor Management Planning Templates and Calculators across the US (Suraiya Akter)
Effects of pH on Urease Activity in Swine Urine and Urea Solution (Alison Deviney)
Performance of Mitigation Measures in the Dairy Sector under Future Climate Change (Kristina Rolph)
Utilization of Woody Biomass and Manure as Agricultural Soil Amendments in Nebraska (Linda Schott)
Manure Treatment and Natural Inactivation of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Soils (Amy Schmidt)
Intake and Digestibility of Nutrients, Manure Production, and Nitrogen Excretion as Affected by Nonfiber Carbohydrate Sources and Rumen Degradable Protein Levels in the Diet of Dairy Cows (Fei Sun)
Evaluating the Impact of Ammonia Emissions from Equine Operations on the Environment (Jessie Weir)
Gas-Permeable Membrane Selection Methodology for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery (Jacqueline Welles)
Early stage economic modeling of gas-permeable membrane technology applied to swine manure after anaerobic digestion (Kelly Zering)


Thursday, April 20, 2017

6:15 am Run/Walk Opportunity
7:30 am Registration
  Sustainable Dairy CAP - Feed and Manure Air Quality  
8:05 am - 8:25 am An Overview of a USDA Coordinated Agricultural Project on Dairy Production Climate Change Mitigation (Matt Ruark) Evaluating the Impact of Ammonia Emissions from Equine Operations on the Environment (Jessie Weir)  
8:25 am - 8:45 am Methane Mitigation Strategies for Dairy Herds (Larry Chase) Using Wet Scrubber to Reduce Ammonia Emission from Broiler Houses (Hong Li)  
8:45 am - 9:05 am Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Manure (Fangle Chang) Natural Resources Conservation Service Reaction to the Final H2S/Gypsum CIG Study Report (W. Hosea Latshaw)  
9:00 am     Nutrient Recycling Challenge – Snapshots of innovators’ nutrient recovery technology ideas (workshop)
9:05 am - 9:25 am Estimating GHG Emissions from Manure Management Practices in Dairy Systems (Horacio Aguirre-Villegas) Additive to Mitigate Odor and Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Risk from Gypsum Bedded Dairy Manure (Eileen Fabian)
9:25 am - 9:45 am Reducing Greenhouse and Ammonia Emissions from Manure Systems (Rebecca Larson) USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations (Greg Zwicke)
9:45 am - 10:00 am    
10:00 am Break
  Sustainable Dairy CAP - Manure and Crops Equine Environmental Management
10:20 am - 10:40 am A quantitative assessment of Beneficial Management Practices to reduce carbon and reactive nitrogen footprints of dairy farms in the Great Lakes region (Karin Veltman) Methods for Regulating Dry Matter Intake in Grazing Horses (Paul Siciliano)
10:40 am - 11:00 am The Value of Cover Crops in Dairy Production Systems (Matt Ruark) Nutrient Cycling in Horse Pastures (Carey Williams)
11:00 am - 11:20 am A Model Comparison of Daily N2O Flux with DayCent, DNDC, and EPIC (Richard Gaillard) Elimination of Equine Streptococci from Soiled Equine Bedding (Alexandria Garcia)
11:20 am - 11:40 am Transferring Knowledge of Dairy Sustainability Issues through a Multi-Layered Interactive “Virtual Farm” Website (Daniel Hofsstetter) Pennsylvania Horse Farm’s Whole Farm Balance Inputs of Nitrogen and Phosphorus (Ann Swinker)
11:40 am - 12:00 pm    
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (Lunch Conversations available)
  Anaerobic Digestion Systems Managing Manure Nutrients and CNMP Swine and Poultry Manure Treatment Technologies
1:35 pm - 1:55 pm Innovative Business Models for On-farm Anaerobic Digestion in the U.S. (Nick Elger) Effectiveness of Livestock Exclusion in a Pasture of Central North Carolina (Dan Line) Phosphorus Recovery from Anaerobic Swine Lagoon Sludge Using the Quick Wash™ Process (Ariel Szogi)
1:55 pm - 2:15 pm Case Study: Generating Renewable Energy at Storms Farm, a NC hog farm (Steve Dvorak)   Recovery of ammonia and production of high-grade phosphates from digester effluents (Matias Vanotti)
2:15 pm - 2:35 pm Estimating the Economic Value of the Greenhouse Gas Reductions Associated with Dairy Manure Anaerobic Digestion Systems Located in New York State (Peter Wright) Developing A Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) (Jeff Porter) Valorization of Manure Treatment for Poultry and Swine Operators (Ed Weinberg)
2:35 pm - 2:55 pm Monetizing Environmental Benefits Associated with Dairy Manure Management Systems that Include Anaerobic Digestion – Challenges, Opportunities, and Values (Curt Gooch) What's New with CNMP? (Sandy Means) Nutrient Recovery Membrane Technology: Best Applications and Role in Conservation (John Classen)
2:55 pm - 3:15 pm Assessment of coordinated anaerobic digestion of dairy manure (Mahmoud Sharara) Characterization of Litter Produced in Turkey Production Operations in Virginia (Jactone Ogejo) Nitrogen Treatment in Lagoons (Rakesh Govind)
3:15 pm - 3:35 pm Integrating Small Scale Digestion Systems in Developing Regions (Rebecca Larson) A Feasibility Study on Optical Sensing Based Rapid Dairy Manure Nutrients Quantification (Pius Ndegwa)  
3:35 pm - 3:45 pm      
3:45 pm Break
  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Managing Soil Nutrients Evaluation of Manure Treatment Technologies
4:05 pm - 4:25 pm Evaluation of a Model to Predict Enteric Methane Production from Feedlot Cattle (Tracy Jennings) Fertilizer Value of Nitrogen Captured Using Ammonia Scrubbers (Philip Moore) Manure Management Technology Selection Guidance (Jeff Porter)
4:25 pm - 4:45 pm Livestock Methane Emissions Estimated and Mapped at a County-level Scale for the Contiguous United States (Robert Meinen) Assessment of Condensed Distillers Solubles (CDS) and Wet Distillers Grains (WDG) as Sources of Phosphorus Fertilizer for Corn and Wheat (Jasper Teboh) Environmental Tradeoffs of Alternative Scenarios for Swine Waste Management Technologies:  A Life Cycle Perspective (Shannon Banner)
4:45 pm - 5:05 pm How Well Do We Understand Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Open-lot Cattle Systems? (Heidi Waldrip) Gypsum as a Best Management Practice for Reducing P Loss from Agricultural Fields? (Dexter B. Watts) Inclusion of the Environment Bottom Line in Waste to Worth: The Interaction Between Economics, Environmental effects, and Farm Productivity in Assessment of Manure Management Technology and Policy (Shannon Banner)
5:05 pm - 5:25 pm Spatial variabilty in nitrous oxide and methane emissions from beef cattle feedyard pen surfaces (Kenneth Casey) USDA-NRCS Conservation Practice Standard: Amending Soil Properties with Gypsum Products (Allen Torbert) Online Manure Technologies Catalogue (Mark Stoermann)
5:30 pm Dinner on your own (Dinners for Six available)


Friday, April 21, 2017

  Energy Systems and Sustainability Efforts    
8:05 am - 8:25 am Environmental Sustainability of Beef (Alan Rotz)    
8:25 am - 8:45 am Nitrogen and phosphorus cycling efficiency in US food supply chains – a national mass-balance approach (Karen Veltman)    
8:45 am - 9:05 am Renewable Energy Set-Asides Push Biogas to Pipeline (Gus Simmons) On-Farm Nutrient Management Research:
Replacing Commercial Sidedress Nitrogen with Liquid Livestock Manure on Emerged Corn (workshop by Glen Arnold)
9:00 am   Improving Presentation Skills:
Putting the Power in PowerPoint (workshop by Callie Herron)
9:05 am - 9:25 am Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities (Mark Philbrick)
9:25 am - 9:45 am  
9:45 am Break
  Climate Conversations and Resiliency Soil Microbes and Antibiotics  
10:05 am - 10:25 am Talking Climate with Animal Agriculture Advisers (Pam Knox) Microarthropods as Bioindicators of Soil Health Following Land Application of Swine Slurry (Amy Schmidt) Panel Discussion: A Look at Extension Programs Working with Commercial Manure Haulers
10:25 am - 10:45 am Continuous Response Measurement: A Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Agricultural GHG Mitigation Messaging among Extension Educators (David Smith) Sensitivity of Soil Microbial Processes to Livestock Antimicrobials (Daniel Miller)
10:45 am - 11:05 am Scenario Planning for the New York State Dairy Industry in a Changing Climate (Crystal Powers) Effectiveness of Different Dairy Manure Management Practices in Controlling the Spread of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance (Jason Oliver)
11:05 am - 11:30 am Planning for resilience: Using scenarios to address potential impacts of climate change for the North Plains Beef System (Crystal Powers)  
11:30 am Adjourn


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