2021 Annual CAFO Update Series

UW Madison Extension in coordination with the Wisconsin DNR are hosting a series of CAFO update virtual meetings. Print the complete 2021 CAFO Update Series Flier  for your records. Cost to register is $10 for one session/$20 for series if registered by January 31, 2021. ($10 late fee will be imposed if registering after February 1st). Register online  . For more information, contact Kevin Erb kevin.erb@wisc.edu  or by phone 920-391-4652.  (CCA CEUs pending & PDH Certificates available for Professional Engineers)

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – First Permit Considerations
    • Why and when a permit is required – Tyler Dix, WI DNR 
    • Overview of the permit application process – Tony Salituro, WI DNR
    • Considerations for working with an existing farm site/production area – Mark Cain, WI DNR LWCD staff, private sector engineer
    • Farmer panel discussion:  What we learned, what we’d do differently next time — Kurt Olson Jr., Olson Dairy and Greg Friendshuh, Friendshuh Farms. 
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 -Nutrient Management
    • Submitting the “perfect” CAFO nutrient management plan – Aaron O’Rourke, WI DNR
    • Pre-application field check – Danielle Block, WI DNR
    • Managing manure in tiled fields – Ben Uvaas, WI DNR & Eric Cooley, Discovery Farms
    • Root causes of manure spills – Racheal Osterhaus, UW-Platteville & Kevin Erb, UW-Madison Extension
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Production Area Management
    • Virtual tour:  Innovative clean water diversion practices – Danielle Block & Bernie Michaud, WI DNR
    • The economics of keeping clean water clean – Emily Micolichek, Miller Engineering
    • Calf health considersations of roofs or shade over housing – Tina Kohlman, UW-Madison Extension
    • Farmer panel: Feed storage, open lot changes that save spreading $ – Dan Wiese, Wiese Bros Farms, Nick Dallmann, East River Dairy, and Andy Buttles, StoneFront
  • Friday, February 5, 2021 0 Managing for the Future
    • Nitrate TPS update – Chris Clayton, WI DNR
    • Design/review process for plans and specifications – Bernie Michaud, WI DNR
    • Discharging clean water from a manure treatment system: permit considerations- Tyler Dix & Trevor Moen, WI DNR
    • Nutritional considerations of feeding cover crops – Kimberly Schmidt, UW Madison Extension
    • More than N-P-K: Managing non-nutrient components of manure – Jamie Patton & Dan Smith, UW-Madison