Crop nutrient management conference: Feb. 11
Minnesota farmers and agriculture professionals can learn the importance of the efficient use of applied crop nutrients at the fifth annual Crop Nutrient Management Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minn.
The conference will examine current nutrient management issues in a rapidly changing production environment. Some topics on the program will focus on nitrogen and phosphorus management from commercial fertilizers and animal manures. Speakers will provide an in-depth approach to various management practices of this important nutrient. Sessions will also address the implementation of environmental assessment tools.
There is no registration fee for the conference, however pre-registration is requested. To register, visit the conference website.
NPDES permit annual reports due March 1
Annual report forms for Minnesota livestock farms with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits are now available on the MPCA feedlot program website. Completed forms, including land application records, are due March 1. Links to the form are located on the feedlot program main page, and permits and forms webpage, or download the document. Paper copies of the report may be requested by contacting the MPCA regional offices. The office phone numbers are listed on page 5 of the report. For farms that do not transfer manure, land application records can also be generated using the MPCA excel based Manure Management Planner under Create Crop Year Records. These record forms may be used and submitted instead of the Records for 300 or More Animal Units form. A link to the planner is located on the feedlot program Nutrient and Manure Management webpage.
Drennan honored as Agribusiness Leader of the Year
The St. Louis AgriBusiness Club awarded Dave Drennan the prestigious Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award, Jan. 14, at their monthly meeting. The club recognizes a person who has made a substantial contribution to the well-being of agriculture in the St. Louis area, either on a local or national scale.
"Dave has made significant contributions to the promotion, development, improvement and well-being of the agriculture industry, most of it spent in the St. Louis region, and encompassing three major agriculture commodities with three national agriculture associations (American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association and Dairy Calf and Heifer Association) and countless state organizations, including National AgriMarketing Association, Illinois Soybean Association and, most recently Missouri Dairy Association, from border to border and coast to coast," said Ken Bader, fellow Leader of the Year recipient in 1981.