– Amanda Douridas, OSU Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Champaign County
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Ohio August 3-4, 2016 for the first time in eight years. This top notch event provides ample opportunity to learn more about manure nutrient management and see the latest industry technology and equipment. The theme for the 2016 expo is Manure: Returning Nutrients to Their Roots. The Expo will be held at the site of the Farm Science Review north of London.
August 3rd begins with tours of farms and agribusinesses focusing on nutrient management practices. There are three morning tours to choose from including dairy, beef, and composting and nutrient management which run from 9-noon. All tours will end at the agitation demonstrations at Newport Dairy. Participants can also take a bus straight to the agitation demos from the expo site if they are unable to participate in the morning tours. The morning tours have a registration fee of $20 which includes transportation and lunch. Space is limited so register today at: http://www.manureexpo.org/tours.html.
The Expo grounds will open on August 3 from 3pm-8:30pm and August 4 from 7:30am-6:00pm. Over 90 companies are participating in the trade show and there will be a number of education sessions throughout the evening of August 3 and all day August 4. Manure application demonstrations will take place on August 4th and will include liquid and solid manure applicators, drag hose sidedressing corn, and compost turning. For a full schedule of the expo and to registration for the Manure Expo, please visit: http://www.manureexpo.org/
Check out the Manure Expo Clip below.