Lesson 20. Planning and Evaluation of Manure Storage

Animal Manure Management February 14, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

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Intended Outcomes

The participants will

  • Understand the capabilities of and reasons for selecting a particular storage type.
  • Understand risk items and identify important considerations in planning and maintaining manure storage.
  • Be able to identify the important factors in siting manure storage.



The participants will

  • Complete assessment checklist for own manure storage.
  • Based on individual conditions and goals, identify possible choices for manure storage.
  • Based on own on-site information, complete a site selection checklist/evaluation.
  • Considering applicable buffer and/or separation distances required by regulations, complete a compliance checklist for own manure storage.

Authors: Charles Fulhage and John Hoehne

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