Waste to Worth 2017

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Bringing 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.

When: April 18-21, 2017

Where: Raleigh, North Carolina

Conference website: http://wastetoworth.org

Who Should Attend?

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!

2017 Conference Organizers

Thanks to everyone that made Waste to Worth 2 a success! We had over 270 people join us with more than 170 presentations.

Conference chair: Joe Harrison jhharrison@wsu.edu

Program chairs: Rick Stowell, University of Nebraska; Josh Payne and Rachel Allen, Oklahoma State University

Tours: Mark Rice, North Carolina State University

Pre-conference workshop (mortality composting): Josh Payne, Oklahoma State University

Ron Sheffield Memorial student poster competition: Thomas Bass, Montana State University; Mark Risse, University of Georgia

Planning committee:  Mike Westendorf, Rutgers University; Liz Whitefield, Washington State; Teng Lim, University of Missouri; Glenn Carpenter, Sally Bredeweg, and Jeff Porter, USDA NRCS; Erin Cortus, South Dakota State; Heidi Waldrip and John Brooks, USDA ARS; Shafiqur Rahman and Mary Berg, North Dakota State; Rick Koelsch, Leslie Johnson, and Jill Heemstra, University of Nebraska; Shelby Bolwahn, Michigan State University; Jamie Cohen and Saqib Mukhtar, University of Florida; David Smith, Texas A&M University; Rhonda Miller, Utah State University; Robb Meinen, Pennsylvania State University

Past Conferences

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

2015 - Seattle, WA "Advancing Sustainability in Animal Agriculture" : Agenda (PDF) | Agenda (online) | Proceedings


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