NDSU is hosting this year's multi-state Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Conference Nov. 18-20 at the Doublewood Inn in Fargo.
The conference is for professionals in the nutrient management field, including educators, researchers, farm chemical applicators, agricultural regulators and government agency personnel, who are interested in improving water quality and nutrient management in the Midwest.
"Environmental management is a growing concern in the agricultural industry," says Emily Kline, an area livestock environmental management specialist at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center. "We hope this conference gives professionals the chance to network and discuss current concerns."
The conference begins Nov. 18 with an afternoon tour of NDSU's livestock research facilities. The tour will leave the Doublewood at 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 activities include morning workshops on monoslope and slotted-floor barns, vegetative treatment systems, hoop barns, grazing and the Discovery Farms program; a producer panel in the afternoon; and a social and poster session in the evening.
The conference will conclude Nov. 20 with morning workshops on compost benefits to soil, sale barn compost, comprehensive nutrient management planning and technologies and producer feedback.
Speakers include NDSU researchers and Extension specialists, producers and experts in nutrient management system design.
Registration is $75. To register online, go to http://www.tinyurl.com/CRECstore. For more information, visit the conference website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/lem/multi-state-cnmp-conference-1 or contact Kline or Mary Berg, an area livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center, at 701-652-2951 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
A block of rooms is being held at the Doublewood Inn, 701-235-3333, until Nov. 4. Ask for the CNMP rate.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.