WEST LAFAYETTE – The Manure Management Workshop will teach livestock producers and farmers how to get the most out of manures as fertilizers, as well as to understand state laws and regulations on manure. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Martin County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2666 U.S. Hwy 50, Loogootee.

Workshop speakers and topics include:

  • Stephanie McLain, state soil health specialist, and Tony Bailey, conservation agronomist/state nutrient specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will explore how manure can build and improve soil health.
  • Ben Wicker, executive director, Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance, will talk about ways to improve manure and nutrient efficiency for crops.
  • Greg Slipher, livestock specialist, Indiana Farm Bureau, will explain ways to be a good neighbor while utilizing and handling manure.
  • Matt Pearson, fertilizer program administrator, Office of the Indiana State Chemist, will discuss current manure rules and regulations.

There is no cost to attend, but registration for meals and materials is required either online at https://2020manure management.eventbrite.com or by calling the Martin County SWCD at 812-295-3149.

This workshop counts as one of three meetings required for private pesticide and fertilizer applicator (PARP) recertifications. The fee for PARP credit is $10.

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