2014 Heartland Animal Manure Mangement Workshop

April 22-23, 2014 - Stoney Creek Inn, St. Joseph, MO


  1. Facilitate information exchange among regional experts on animal manure management issues.
  2. Report on progress and findings on the regional USDA NRCS CIG P-Index project.
  3. Receive information on the state of animal manure research in the region including priority issues.
  4. Expand the audience to include agribusiness consultants.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Registration  
1:00 p.m. Welcome Joel DeRouchey, KSU
1:10 p.m. State Regulatory Updates, Overview of Past Year Activities, Plus Changes to State Technical Standards, Permits Moderator: Joe Lally, Heartland Water Quality
  Nebraska DEQ Tom Trewhitt
  Kansas KDHE Terry Medley
  Missouri DNR Amanda Sappington or Greg Caldwell
  Iowa DNR Gene Tinker
  EPA R7 Donna Porter, R7 EPA
  Regulatory Questions and Discussion  
  NRCS - Overview of Changes and Any Implications From New Farm Bill  
Glenn Davis
Eric Hurley
Renee Hancock
Candy Thomas
3:00 p.m. Break  
3:15 p.m. P Index CIG Update  
  Update on goals and progress of the project John Lory, MU
  How we are using existing runoff data to test the Apex Model Nathan Nelson, KSU
  Identifying core management scenarios: getting your feedback Lory/Nelson
4:45 p.m. Managing Swine Deep Pits: Understanding and Safely Managing Foaming and Hydrogen Sulfide Dan Andersen, ISU
5:30 p.m. Afternoon Session Concludes  
6:00 p.m. Dinner, courtesy of Animal Heartland Manure Management Initiative  
7:30 p.m. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Implications for Biosecurity and Manure Management for Swine Operations Steve Henry, DMV, Abilene Veterinary Hospital
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7;00 a.m. Breakfast, courtesy of Heartland Animal Manure Management Initiative  
8:00 a.m. An Illinois Perspective on Cost of Nutrient Reduction Strategies Mark David, Univ. Illinois
8:30 a.m. After Completing the Nutrient Reduction Strategy: What's Next? Moderator: Joel DeRouchey, KSU
  State Perspectives:  
  Iowa Jim Gillespie, Dir. Soil & Water Conv. Dists.
  Missouri Kurt Boechmann, MDNR
  Kansas Tom Stiles, KDHE Bureau of Water
  EPA Region 7 Karen Flournoy, Water Division Director, R7 EPA
10:00 a.m. Break  
10:15 a.m. Manure Nutrient Availability and Value  
  Lessons learned from Iowa On-Farm Strip Trials Testing Manure N Availability Peter Kyveryga, On-Farm Network
  Group Discussion: Are there Opportunities for Regional Agreement in Manure Nutrient Availability Estimates? Moderator: John Lory, MU
  Understanding Manure Value in Finish Swine Operations: Role of Manure Value in Diet Optimization Ray Massey, MU
11:50 a.m. Closing Comments John Lory, MU


Exit survey results

For more information about this meeting and the 2015 meeting please contact the meeting organization team:
Joe Lally
Joel DeRouchey
Dan Anderson
Charles Wortmann
John Lory