CAFO workshop set for Feb. 4

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This year's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

This workshop features new on-farm practices and technologies for farmers and consultants, and updates on nutrient management planning and regulations associated with CAFO permit holders.

Topics covered include, use of GPS controlled manure injection, cutting edge technologies for removing phosphorus from manure, the role of cover crops, new mapping features of SnapPlus, and updates on permits and regulations required by the Wisconsin DNR and OSHA.

Speakers on hand include Ben Peterson, Four Cubs Farm, Clinton Church USDA Agriculture Research Service; Joe Baeten, WI DNR, Stephanie Schneider, WI Deparment of Agriculture; Tyler Gruetzmacher, Barron County Soil and Water Conservation Department and Tim Jergenson Barron County UW-Extension.

This annual workshop is intended for current CAFO owners and managers, crop consultants, agency staff, or those farms considering CAFO status. C.E.U. credits are available for Certified Crop Advisors.

Advance registration is $15, or $20 at the door. Check or credit cards are accepted for pre-registration; check or cash only at the door. For more information and to pre-register, call Kim at Barron County UW-Extension Office at 715-537-6250.

This workshop is co-sponsored by UW-Extension and AgStar Financial Services in cooperation with the WI DNR and WI Department of Agriculture.

The University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed.