2021 Midwest Manure Summit

ATTENTION: progressive dairy managers and owners, consultants, service providers, custom manure haulers, educators, dairy nutritionists, farm management professionals, engineering consultants, and agency staff!
The 2021 Midwest Manure Summit is going virtual. This free, online event, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Extension Dairy Team and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be held on February 24th from 9 am to 3:30 pm via Zoom.


 ***The first 100 Summit registrants will be mailed a free goodie bag filled with resources

and materials to complement the webinar format and topics.​​​***


Pre-registration for this free, online event is required by 5 pm, February 22, 2021

REGISTER HERE: http://midwestmanure.org

Midwest Manure Summit 2021 Flyer

Speakers and Topics
Addressing Manure Odors at the Source – Dr. Erin Cortus, Associate Professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Ammonia Capture for the Organic Market – Dr. Robert Levine, Co-Founder and CEO, Digested Organics, LLC
Biochar and Manure Management – Dr. Becky Larson, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, UW-Madison
Biogas Upgrading – Mr. Kevin Dobson, DTE Energy, and Mr. Nick Elger, US EPA AgStar
Feeding Strategies to Reduce Methane – Dr. Michel Wattiaux, Professor, Department of Animal and Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
I(AM)Responsible…and So Are You! Agriculture’s Role in Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance – Dr. Amy Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Pelletizing Manure Solids – Dr. Mahmoud Sharara, Department of Biolocal and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University
Reconnecting the Nutrient Cycle: Capture of Liquid Dairy Manure as Struvite and Its Use for Alfalfa Production – Dr. Joe Harrison, Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University
The Role of Manure Management to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Farms – Dr. Horacio Aguirre-Villegas, Assistant Scientist, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Systems Modeling and Optimization for Organic Waste Management – Dr. Victor Zavala, Baldovin-DaPra Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, UW-Madison
Wet Gasification for a Dairy Farm – Mr. Peter Wright, Agricultural Engineer, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University


Questions regarding the Midwest Manure Summit can directed to:
Heather Schlesser, Extension Marathon County, email: heather.schlesser@wisc.edu, phone: 715-261-1230, ext 2.


The 2021 Midwest Manure Summit is sponsored by UW-Madison, Division of Extension and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with financial support provided by: Braun Electric, Inc, BioFirm, Dairy Business Association, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Hoard’s Dairyman/Journal of Nutrient Management, Oxbo International Corporation, ProfitPro AG, Trident Processes, Inc, Investors Community Bank, L & L Sales and Service, Inc, Progressive Publishing and Reisterer and Schnell.