2023 Midwest Manure Summit

The 2023 Midwest Manure Summit is back in-person! This event hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Dairy Program and UW Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, will be held on February 28th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay. 

As in previous years, the Midwest Manure Summit will feature leading researchers and industry professionals discussing strategies and technologies to optimize manure management, upgrade biogas production, as well as effectively manage manure-derived nutrients and odor and gas emissions

Nationally recognized speakers and presentation topics include:

  • Dynamic Renewables Biogas Development Projects—Karl Crave, Executive Vice President of Special Projects, Dynamic Renewables
  • Manuresheds: Recycling nutrients across farmgates, industries, and supply chains –Sheri Spiegal, Research Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Estimating carbon balance in manure-livestock systems – Alison Duff, Research Ecologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Renewable Fuel and Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs – Hardy Sawall, Director of Business Development, US Gain, Division of US Venture, Inc.
  • Upgrading Biogas to Aviation Fuel – Andrew Lucero, Chief Scientist, Agra Energy
  • Enviro-Dairy Project – Victor Cabrera, Professor and Extension Dairy Management Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences & Division of Extension
  • Real-Time Nutrient Sensing for Precision Manure Application  – Joe Sanford, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Soil & Crop Science & The Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub
  • Manure Emissions during Agitation and Processing, Reducing Risks from Hydrogen Sulfide – Rebecca Larson, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies & Division of Extension
  • Using biochar and zeolite to recycle phosphorus and nitrogen from swine manure: an integrative approach– Santanu Bakshi, Environmental Research Scientist, Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute
  • California Dairy and Livestock Methane Reduction Incentive Programs: Leading the Way in Climate Smart Agriculture– Alyssa Louie AAMP program, Rosie  DDRDP program, and Charles Brooke CLIM3ATE program, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Grotegut Biogas Pipeline – Doug Grotegut, Co-owner & Operator Grotegut Dairy, and Tony Culver, Calumet Renewable Energies, LLC

Early bird registration for the 2023 Midwest Manure Summit is $150, which includes access to proceedings, lunch, and refreshments is valid until February 9th.  After February 9th, registration fee increases to $170.  Pre-registration is required by February 20th.  A complete agenda, speaker list, and registration details can be found at https://midwestmanure.org.

Questions regarding the Midwest Manure Summit can be directed to Heather Schlesser, Extension Marathon County at heather.schlesser@wisc.edu or 715-261-1230, ext 3.

The 2023 Midwest Manure Summit is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Dairy Program and UW Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies with financial support provided by:  Braun Electric, Inc, 360 Yield Center, AI-Ins Enterprises LLC, Feeco International, Hoard’s Dairyman, and Wisconsin Farmers Union.