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Illinois Manure Management Plan

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Instead of attending the morning workshop, those needing to be certified can choose the correspondence quiz option. If you decide to register, you will need to purchase a copy of the Certified Livestock Manager Training manual to read and review on your own. A sign-on and password to enable you to connect to our correspondence quiz option World Wide Web site along with instructions will be mailed to you. After studying the materials, you can connect to the WWW through your Internet Service Provider, wherever you have your computer connected, either from home or maybe in your facility office. There are 4 quizzes that cover the ...
University of Illinois Updates Environmental Regulations Site
The University of Illinois EZRegs Web site has been updated to include new information on key agricultural environmental regulations. The Web site located at identifies environmental regulations that pertain to a variety of enterprises including livestock production, crop production and small-scale animal facilities. �Finding information on state and federal environmental regulations can often be difficult and confusing,� says Ted Funk, U of I Extension agricultural engineer. �This Web site allows users to access frequently asked questions related to their interest area to find out what ... market research, surveys and trends
Providing Locally Grown Produce to Southern Illinois University
Students at Southern Illinois University are eating ultra-fresh produce due to a relationship between SIU housing and two local farms, which are the destination of the next sustainable agriculture tour sponsored by University of Illinois Extension. The tour will take place on Friday, June 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beginning at Mulberry Hill Farm in Carbondale. Later, the tour will caravan to Farmer Brown’s Production Company in Pomona. Tom Grant has owned Mulberry Hill Farm since 2000 when he began converting the conventional corn and soybean farm to organic produce production. “I wanted to make soil ... market research, surveys and trends


Illinois Livestock Development Group: Coming Home to Roost
When Dereke Dunkirk left the family farm to attend the University of Illinois a few years ago, he had already secured his post-graduation job. He planned to return to the farm near Morrisonville, Illinois, where he grew up raising hogs, and help expand the operation. “I always knew I wanted to farm. When I graduated in 2002 with a degree in farm business/farm management, I knew I could use my education now on the farm and use it later if I seek off-farm or seasonal employment,” he says. “I enjoy working in the livestock business and see tremendous opportunity for the industry in Illinois to grow.” industry trends, business articles and survey research
Animal Feeding Operations - Best Management Practices ...
Operating procedures, schedules of activities, maintenance procedures, and other management practices that animal feeding operations can use to prevent or reduce pollution. Related topics Biosecurity Homeland Security for Agriculture More information from the states Montana State University: Environmental Self-Assessment for Beef Operations (PDF) (34 pp, 233K) More information from other organizations CLEANmp-EAST - offers technical assistance to livestock and poultry operations in the Eastern United States to help operators identify and address environmental challenges CLEANmp-WEST - offers technical ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
United States: Weekly Climate Change Policy Update - August 9, 2010
Majority Leader Reid delayed Senate floor votes on his scaled-back oil spill/energy legislation due to what might be termed a "lack of enthusiasm" . . . However, post-August recess consideration of energy/climate legislation is still possible accompanied by the emergence of significant new policy formulations for efficiency and transportation-related GHG reduction options . . . Jousting accelerates in the courts and states about obligations to reduce GHG emissions in the absence of Congressional action . . . US Climate Envoy Todd Stern affirms the GHG reduction commitments of the US under the Copenhagen Accords, and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Scott County hog proposal draws crowd
Pork-fueled passions fired up both sides of a proposed hog confinement expansion brought before an overflow crowd Thursday at the Scott County Board of Supervisors meeting. The board held a public hearing on Tom Dittmer’s plans to build two additional buildings and expand two buildings at his family’s Grandview Farms, west of Eldridge. The expansion would increase capacity by a third, from 9,465 head to 12,487. The annual number of hogs through the operation will grow from 80,000 to about 150,000. Those against the expansion, including a number of activists and at least one neighbor,  raised concerns about water and air quality, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Llama and alpaca dung may be used fresh without "burning" garden ...
Illinois Manure Management Plan, University of Illinois. Information and various spreadsheets for determining manure spreader calibration, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Use and Interpretation of the Illinois Phosphorus Assessment Procedure .... fertilizer or organic materials such as manure, animal waste lagoon ... Review each nutrient management plan annually to determine if changes in the nutrient ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Illinois Certified Livestock Manager Training - Illinois Manure ...
This is a simple MS-Excel spreadsheet that helps you with the calculations for balancing manure nutrients with crop nutrient needs, on a multi-year crop rotation. Composting Dead Swine This is a fact sheet written to help swine producers plan and implement a carcass composting program. Carcass Composting Basics This brochure covers the latest Illinois rules regarding composting carcasses of cattle, sheep and goats, as well as general information for swine and poultry carcass composters. Be Prepared for Emergencies Glossary of CAFO, LMFA and NRCS Terms The glossary is a compilation of useful terms, taken from NRCS, EPA, and IL ...
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