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National Program 206: Manure and Byproduct Utilization
2008 Customer Workshop
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Joint ARS/CSREES Customer Workshop
on
Manure & Byproduct Utilization
November 4-6, 2008
Renaissance St. Louis Airport
St. Louis, MO

Agenda

Hotel

ARS/CSREES Participant List

Customer/Stakeholder Participant List

Purpose         

 

Recommend priority areas for ARS research and CSREES-sponsored research, extension and education over the next five years to develop cost-effective management practices, technologies and decision aids that will allow producers to capture the value of manure and other byproducts without degrading environmental quality or posing a threat to human and animal health.

 

Expected Outcomes

 

By the end of the meeting, participants will have:

  • Recommended priority areas for ARS-wide research and CSREES-sponsored research, extension and education on manure and byproduct utilization issues of concern to agriculture.
  • Made recommendations regarding the ARS Action Plan for the Agricultural Waste and Byproduct Utilization National Program over the next five years (including efforts that ARS should eliminate or de-emphasize)
  • Identified synergies and linkages between the ARS Agricultural Waste and Byproduct Utilization research and other National Programs within ARS
  • Considered the Agency’s resource constraints and suggested ARS research and CSREES-sponsored research, extension and education that would most likely compliment research supported by other Federal agencies and the private sector
  • Recommended opportunities for improved cooperation and technology transfer between ARS/CSREES and the private sector and between ARS/CSREES and other government agencies


Workshop Proceedings

 

Presentations:

 

Evert Byington, ARS National Program Leader for Manure and Byproduct Utilization

 

Steven R. Shafer, ARS Deputy Administrator for Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

 

Wendy Powers, Animal Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Director, Michigan State University

 

Breakout Session Summaries:

 

Breakout Session 1 (Customers)

Breakout Session 2 (Customers)

Breakout Sesison 3 (Customers)

Breakout Session 4 (ARS scientists)

Breakout Session 5 (ARS scientists)

 

Final Breakout Session Component Reports:

 

Air Quality

Byproducts

Nutrient Management

Pathogens/PACs

Combined Report

 


Last Modified: 12/9/2008