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MADISON – The University of Wisconsin-Extension and Wisconsin DNR are co-hosting a series of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Update meetings throughout Wisconsin in early February.

The meetings are specifically designed for WPDES permitted CAFO owners/managers, producers considering expansion, nutrient management plan writers and engineers. Each meeting will provide information on new policies, proper spill response,
manure hauling, day-storage calculations and will feature a DNR panel.

Wisconsin has over 250 CAFO farms throughout the state and these meetings offer an
opportunity for owners, managers, advisors, and other CAFO stakeholders to receive updated information to help meet permit requirements.

The meetings also provide an opportunity for permittees to learn about new report submission processes and learn how to avoid common errors and problems. Each meeting also features a local topic of interest such as prairie buffer strips, automated calf feeding, CAFO community outreach, nitrogen application, human resource
management, and environmental efforts.

Meeting Info

Green Bay—8 to 11:45 a.m. Feb. 5. Tundra Lodge and Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Early deadline Jan 29.

New London—12 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 5. Crystal Falls Ballrom, 1500 Handschke Dr., New London. Early deadline Jan 29.

Manitowoc— 8 to 11:45  Feb. 6. Silver Valley Banquet, 1222 S. Alverno Rd, Manitowoc. Early deadline Jan 29.

Fond du Lac— 12 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 6. UW Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr., Fond du Lac. Early deadine Jan. 29.

Dodgeville—11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Iowa County Health & Human Services, 303 W. Chapel St.,Dodgeville. Early deadline Feb. 1.

Jefferson—10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9. UW-Extension Jefferson County Office,
864 Collins Rd., Jefferson. Early deadline Feb 2.

Marshfield— 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12. UW Marshfield Ag Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield. Early deadline Feb. 9.

Eau Claire—8 to 11;45 a.m. Feb. 13. Clarion Hotel - Campus Area, 2703 Craig Rd, Eau Claire. Early deadline Feb 5.

Each event is $35, or $45 after the early registration deadline, and includes
breakfast or lunch.

More information on the meetings and individual meeting brochures can be accessed at
https://conservation-training.uwex.edu/news/2018-annual-cafo-update-meetings.
For more information, contact: Kevin Erb, UW-Extension, Conservation Professional Training Program Director at 920-391-4652 or kevin.erb@ces.uwex.edu.

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