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January 2009

Manure $ense

Skyrocketing energy costs and increasing fertilizer prices have farmers looking for ways to minimize their time and input costs. “Manure $ense: Making the Most with Your Manure” will discuss how farmers can find multiple ways to get more value from manure.

The meeting, to be held in three locations around the state, will feature educational information from Michigan State University (MSU) experts. Topics include composting, making energy on the farm, future opportunities in the carbon market, conserving nutrients in livestock diets, conserving manure nutrients during storage, and optimizing fertilizer and manure applications.

Manure $ense will be presented in three locations:

  • Feb. 3 at the RESA Center in St. Johns.
  • Feb. 17 at the Farm Bureau Building in Bad Axe.
  • Feb. 25 at the Howard Miller Library in Zeeland.

The meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at each location. The registration fee is $40 for the first person from a farm, and $20 for each additional person from the same farm or business. Lunch is free with registration. Learn more, including how to register, at <http://www.animalagteam.msu.edu>, or call Faye Watson at (517) 353-3174.






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