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Register today: Ohio Composting Operator Education Course | March 30-31, 2022 | OSU Wooster Campus | This 2-day course covers composting science and fundamentals, facility design and management, and compost utilization for large-scale composting facilities.  |  Program and registration details

Free workshop: Gases on the Farm | March 17, 2022 | Apple Creek, Ohio | The first workshop in the Wayne County Farm Bureau’s safety series, this program targets famers and custom applicators who work around fermented feeds and manure pits to reduce risks from gases.  |  Details and registration

Webinar: Profitably utilizing manure from your farm | March 18, 2022 | The last session of OSU’s Dairy Producer series will cover best practices for understanding and managing nutrient variability in manure.  |  Details and registration

Online workshop: Manure Management and Utilization Technologies | April 2022 | Part 3 of Purdue University's series features presentations on testing, mitigation, application and opportunity.   |  Details and registration

From Morning AgClips:
Ohio NRCS seeks conservation grant proposals | This year’s priority areas are urban agriculture, soil health, water quality, and forestry-based sustainable natural ecosystems.  |  Article  Grant details

Study shows struvite good phosphorus fertilizer for crops | Methods of precipitating the mineral struvite from wastewater can help reduce phosphorus levels in liquid manure and other waste streams, allowing for efficient transportation to fields for fertilizer.  |  Article

From UNL Water:
Valuing manure as a seller or buyer | Amy Milner Schmidt discusses factors, such as macro and micro nutrients, plant needs, and improved soils, that need to be considered to determine the value of manure. Plus, get links to two online manure value calculators.  |  Article

From Manure Manager:
The Spread episode 2: How to properly value manure | Listen as Rhonda Miller (Utah State University) and Leslie Johnson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) discuss how to get the most value from your manure.  |  Recording

From National Hog Farmer:
NC State to explore economics of manure recycling technologies | Researchers will evaluate market, legal and other factors that affect adoption of technologies designed to improve nutrient recycling and protect air and water quality, with the goal of identify the most cost effective strategies.  |  Article