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Animal Waste Management Workshop - 2009

Animal Waste Management Workshop

March 17-19, 2009
Keizer, Oregon (Keizer Renaissance Inn, Keizer Oregon)

The Animal Waste Management Workshop was held on March 17, 18 and 19, in Keizer, Oregon at the Keizer Renaissance Inn. Topics covered feed management, economics of feed management, prescribed grazing, behavior-based grazing management, fertilizer economics, odor mitigation for manure storage, composted bedded packs, mortality management and AFO/CAFO inspection program update.  Participants included Natural Resources Conservation Service, West National Technology Support Center, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, Technical Service Providers, Washington State University, Oregon State University, vendors and landowners.

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Time Presentation


Presented By
Tuesday, March 17
1:00PM - 1:15PM Introduction   Ron Alvarado
1:15PM - 1:25PM Introduction to Workshop and Resource Materials Joe Harrison, WSU
1:25PM - 1:40PM Defining the Purpose – Feed Management as part of CNMP   Jennifer Zwicke
1:40PM - 2:00 PM The Nutritionist Certification Process Joe Harrison, WSU
2:00PM - 2:20PM Identify Conditions Where Practice Applies - Dairy Joe Harrison, WSU
2:20PM - 2:50PM Assessing the Eligibility Opportunities – Opportunity Checklist - Dairy


Mike Gamroth, OSU
2:50PM - 3:10PM Break    
3:10PM - 3:40PM Economic Evaluation: Alter Feed Management or Export Beef & Dairy White, WSU
3:40PM - 4:00PM Feed Management Plan Development - Dairy   Joe Harrison, WSU
4:00PM - 4:30PM Implementation and Monitoring – Dairy Mike Gamroth, OSU
Wednesday, March 18
8:00AM - 9:00AM NRCS Updates and Composted Bedded Pack Barns   Jennifer Zwicke, NRCS OR
9:00AM - 10:00AM Prescribed Grazing Management for Enhancing Water Quality   Dr. Darrell Emmick, NRCS NY
10:00AM - 10:20AM Break    
10:20AM - 10:50AM Prescribed Grazing Management for Enhancing Water Quality (cont)   Dr. Darrell Emmick, NRCS NY
10:50AM - 11:30AM Economic Tools for Agriculture Hal Gordon, NRCS WNTSC
11:30AM - 12:30PM Lunch    
12:30PM - 1:00 PM Fertilizer Economics Dr. Sophia Glenn, NRCS OR
1:00PM - 2:00PM Animal Mortality Management   Mike Gamroth, OSU
2:00PM - 2:15PM Break    
2:15PM - 3:00PM Conservation Innovation Grant Opportunities Todd Peplin, NRCS OR
3:00PM - 4:30PM Behavior-Based Grazing Management: The Factors Influencing Dry Matter Intake   Dr. Darrell Emmick, NRCS NY
Thursday, March 19
8:00AM - 9:00AM ODA Updates   Wym Matthews, ODA
9:00AM - 10:00AM Odor Mitigation - Techniques for Manure Storage Greg Zwicke, NRCS WNTSC
10:00AM - 10:45AM Copper Sulfate Survey of Oregon’s Dairy Industry   Troy Downing, OSU
10:45 AM - 11:45AM OnePlan   Jennifer Zwicke, NRCS OR;
Denise Troxell, NRCS, OR
11:45AM - 12:00PM Wrap Up   Jennifer Zwicke, NRCS OR;
Troy Downing, OSU