Waste to Worth 2019

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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 22-26, 2019

Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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!

2019 Conference Organizers

Thanks to everyone that made Waste to Worth 3 a success!

Conference chair: Erin Cortus

Program chairs: Becky Larson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jeff Porter, NRCS; Shafiqur Rahman, North Carolina State University; and Rick Stowell, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Tours: Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota

Ron Sheffield Memorial student poster competition: Tommy Bass, Montana State University

Planning committee:  Erin Cortus, University of Minnesota; Kevin Janni, University of Minnesota; Mary Keena, North Dakota State University; Teng Lim, University of Missouri; Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Robb Meinen, Penn State Extension; Becky Larson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Joe Harrison, Washington State University; Jeff Porter, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Lide Chen, University of Idaho; Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota; Rick Stowell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kristi Fischer, University of Minnesota; Shafiqur Rahman, North Dakota State University; Leif Fixen, The Nature Conservency; Erica Rogers, Michigan State University; Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Abby O'Keefe, University of Minnesota; Chryseis Modderman, University of Minnesota; Sandy Means, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Nichole Embertson, Whatcom Conservation District; Tommy Bass, Montana State University; Suresh Niraula, University of Minnesota; and Megan Webb, University of Minnesota

Past Conferences

2017 - Cary, NC: Agenda | ProceedingsStudent Poster Competition Announcement

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

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.