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South Dakota Hosts National North American Manure Expo - August 15-16, 2018

Colette Kessler, State Public Affairs Officer | (605) 220-1765
August 8, 2018 


Contact: North American Manure Expo

BROOKINGS, S.D., August 8, 2018 — Only a few days remain before the start of North America’s largest manure-specific trade show and field day. 

The 2018 North American Manure Expo is being held August 15 and 16 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota, and promises to be two days filled with the latest and greatest information related to manure and nutrient management.  

The first day, Wednesday, August 15, features three separate tours of local operations from differing sectors – dairy, beef and swine. 

Tours cost $20 to attend and include transportation to and from the Swiftel Center in Brookings, as well as a box lunch. Pre-registration is required.

Following the tours, attendees will have an opportunity to view equipment demonstrations highlighting lagoon agitation before returning to the show grounds to visit the trade show and take part in industry presentations.

The second day, Thursday, August 16, starts with a morning of education sessions. Attendees can choose from 24 different manure-related education talks, which have been arranged in four concurrent sessions. Themes include manure basics, manure and the environment, manure on the job site, and manure and soil health.

In the afternoon, attendees can visit the trade show and also view the newest equipment at work in the field. About one dozen solid and seven liquid spreaders are scheduled to demonstrate. There will also be compost turning, a compaction demonstration, a discussion on pit additives plus demonstration of side dressing corn using a drag hose system.

These two days promise to be a great opportunity to see and learn everything there is to know about manure application and management. Act quickly to get your seat for the tours. Please visit:

The North American Manure Expo is an annual educational and demonstration event. Launched in 2001, the event consists of a trade show, equipment showcases, farm tours and educational seminars. The 2018 Manure Expo will bring together decision makers from highly intensive livestock operations (dairy, beef, pork and poultry), custom manure applicators, researchers, consultants and government agencies.


For more information about this event, please contact David Kringen, chair of South Dakota planning committee, at (605) 995-7378 or

For information about the tours, please contact Erin Cortus, assistant professor and extension specialist, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota at 612-625-8288 or

For exhibition or sponsorship information, please contact Sharon Kauk, sales manager at 888-599-2228 ext. 242 or