2022 Michigan Manure Management Summit
The Summit is an annual educational event that provides updates on the science and best practices of manure management.
The Michigan Manure Management Summit is an annual educational event affiliated with the Michigan Manure Hauler Certification Program. Anyone who hauls manure is encouraged to attend.
There are two tracks to choose from, depending on your role in applying manure. Topics in the “Management” track range from preparing for a Level 3 environmental management systems plan, to employee management, to manure management and greenhouse gas mitigation.
Topics in the “Applicators” track range from daily tractor and application equipment inspection, to due diligence when applying manure, to the “what and why” of nutrient management plans. The complete agenda can be found here. The Summit is a collaborative effort by Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies, and the Michigan Manure Hauler Certification Program advisory committee.
Summit participants who are certified at any level through the Michigan Manure Hauler Certification Program will receive continuing education credits for attending the Summit.
The Summit starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on Feb. 16 and will be held at AgroLiquid in St. Johns. The registration fee is $50 per person. Summit registration information can be found here. A group registration option is available for registering multiple individuals from the same farm or firm. Members in good standing with the Michigan Pork Producers Association will have their Summit registration fee reimbursed.
Questions about the Summit can be directed to Charles Gould (MSU Extension) at email@example.com or 616-834-2812, or Tess Van Gorder (Michigan Farm Bureau) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-323-6711.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Because this is an in-person meeting, all participants are encouraged, but not required to wear masks. Please do not attend this meeting if you feel ill.