Planning is well underway for this year’s edition of the North American Manure Expo (NAME), being held August 22 and 23, 2017.
For 2017, the expo is returning to its roots – the state of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin’s Arlington Agricultural Research Station will be hosting the event on its 2,000 acre site, located about 20 miles north of Madison. The complex is home to 12 crop and livestock units, including agronomy, soil science, beef cattle grazing, the Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, the Sheep Research Unit, and the Swine Research and Teaching Center.
"Wisconsin is very excited to be able to host the 2017 North American Manure Expo at the University of Wisconsin Arlington Agricultural Research Station in Arlington, WI,” said 2017 expo chairs George Koepp and Richard Halopka. “The theme for this expo is ‘Innovation, Research, and Solutions’ and it is driving our focus to showcase how manure application professionals, researchers, and industry are all working together to apply manure nutrients to our fields and crops in environmentally safe, efficient, and financially productive ways.”
Two action-packed days have been planned for the expo. On August 22, attendees can choose from one of three tours featuring visits to a local dairy-based anaerobic digester, examples of swine and dairy manure processing, plus composting and low disturbance manure application. Pit agitation demos will also be held at the research center in the afternoon. The trade show will open at noon and industry sessions, including Puck’s Pump School, will be held later in the evening.
On August 23, the grounds will open at 7:30 a.m. and feature a full day of educational sessions covering everything from atmospheric emissions to soil health. Manure application demonstrations, including solid and liquid manure spreaders, compost turners, plus a manure spill recovery, are also planned.
“This is a great opportunity for farmers, manure applicators, equipment manufacturers, and researchers to gather, share information, and develop even more environmentally friendly and effective ways to apply manure nutrients to our cropland,” added Koepp and Halopka.
The 2017 North American Manure Expo is being hosted by the University of Wisconsin, UW-Extension, and the Professional Nutrient Applicators’ Association of Wisconsin, which also owns the event. Annex Business Media, publisher of Manure Manager magazine, serves as the show manager.
Registration is free and available online at agannex.com/manure-manager/manure-expo.