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Fallen farmer honored by state

The Wisconsin State Assembly recently honored a young resident who died as a result of a farming accident with a resolution that acknowledged his dedication to farming and the need for best practices to be established for manure pit agitation.

Iowa NRCS updates pertaining to animal feeding operations

An update for producers and technical service providers who may be interested in or are pursuing assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for manure and nutrient management projects.

Tips for choosing a successor for the family farm

While various family members may have ideas about who’s entitled to inherit the farm, the current owners may have very different ideas about who has the skills to keep the farm going in the long run.
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Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon cover

Livestock produce manure 24/7 – even when it is impractical or unwise to move it to the field. Delivering manure to the field needs to be timed to nutrient needs, soil moisture levels, and temperature. How can farmers handle this timing issue, as well as other manure problems?
In addition to the inconvenience of odor, manure can release gases such as methane, nitrous oxide, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide. Scientist Brian Dougherty and colleagues researched methods to reduce these negatives while potentially adding some positives: biochar covers.
Biochar is plant matter, such as straw, woody debris, or corn stalks, that has been heated to high temperatures in a low- to no-oxygen environment. The result is a black, carbon-rich material similar to charcoal. Dougherty says biochar is like a sponge
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Farm Progress Show 2017

August 29-31, 2017
Location: Decatur, IL
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Canada's Outdoor Farm Show 2017

September 12 – 14, 2017
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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Farm Science Review 2017

September 19 – 21, 2017, 2017
Location: London, OH
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World Dairy Expo 2017

October 3 – 7, 2017
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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