2015 Heartland Animal Manure Mangement Workshop

September 15-16, 2015 - Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City, NE

Heartland Goals

  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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
12:00 p.m. Lunch Served and Registration  
1:00 p.m. Welcome Joel DeRouchey, KSU
1:10 p.m. State Regulatory Updates: Past Year Activities, Changes to Permits Moderator: Joe Lally, ISU
  Nebraska DEQ Tom Trewhitt
  Kansas KDHE Tara Mahin
  Missouri DNR Greg Caldwell
  Iowa DNR Ken Hessenius
  EPA R7 Donna Porter, EPA Region 7
  Questions and Discussion  
2:10 p.m. Waters of US Part I: Where are we now?  
  Overview of the new Clean Water Rule Steve Kovac, EPA Region 7
  Overview of the old Rule Mark Frazier, US Army Corps of Engineers
3:00 p.m. Break  
3:30 p.m. Waters of US Part II: How have we designated waters of the US under the old rules?  
  Understanding the roles of EPA region 7 and Army Corps of Engineers Eliodora Chamberlain, EPA Region 7
  Details of how waters have been designated - Army Corps of Engineers approach Mark Frazier, US Army Corps of Engineers
  Details of how waters have been designated - EPA region 7 approach  
  Publically available data layers and their applicability to designating them WOTUS Chris Barnett, University of Missouri CARES
4:30 p.m. Discussion  
5:00 p.m. Adjourn  
5:30 p.m. Dinner, courtesy of Animal Heartland Manure Management Initiative  
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
7;00 a.m. Breakfast served in the Main Dining Room  
8:00 a.m. Assessing P Indices in the Heartland Region  
  Update on project goals and progress John Lory, MU
  Using APEX as an assessment tool: lessons learned Nathan Nelson, KSU
  How we will test P Indices in the region  
  Discussion: Engaging states in implementing project results  
       By-state discussion - how will results be used?  
       State reports; opportunities and challenges  
       Defining a regional approach - what is needed?  
9:30 a.m. Break  
10:00 a.m. Science and Policy Behind Application Setbacks  
  Literature review - what makes an effective setback Dan Anderson, ISU
  Effectiveness of buffers for reducing sediment, herbicides and antibiotics in runoff Bob Lerch, USDA-ARS
  Lessons learned, The Neil Smith STRIPS Experiment Matt Helmers, ISU
  Comparison of Heartland Region setback requirements
     Setbacks by State
John Lory, MU
  Open Discussion - Ideas for change  
11:50 a.m. Facilitating our next meeting Joel DeRouchey, KSU
  Closing Comments John Lory, MU
12:00 noon Adjourn  


Exit survey results

For more information contact a member of the Heartland Executive Committee:
John Lory
Joel DeRouchey
Amy Schmidt
Dan Anderson
Joe Lally