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December 2007 IMMAG Update

Welcome to the monthly electronic update for the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) web site. This update is provided as a service to inform you about changes made to the IMMAG Web Page or items of interest dealing with manure management and air quality from animal feeding operations. If you wish to receive this mailing or have your name removed from the mailing list please contact me at (515) 294-9590 or You may also view this update with direct links on the CURRENT NEWS site on IMMAG.

CURRENT NEWS: The Current News page on the IMMAG site is updated weekly. Please check this site often for the latest news regarding animal feeding operations and manure management issues.

PUBLICATIONS: The Winter Edition of the Iowa Manure Matters-Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter is available on-line at:

EVENTS: For a complete list of events, please see the IMMAG events page at:

The Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center will be hosting their monthly webcast on December 14 at 1:30 p.m. (central). The title of the webcast for December is "Innovative Manure Treatment Technologies being Evaluated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program" by Richard Hegg, USDA CSREES, Tom Herlihy, RT Solutions, and Mike Serio, Advanced Fuel Research. This webcast is available to all and can be accessed at: If you are not able to participate the day of the webcast, you may access archived sessions at the same web url.

January 4, 2008. Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the satellite uplink program scheduled for this day. The program will start at 9 a.m. and continue until noon. Applicators must be in their seats prior to the start of the program. Currently certified commercial manure applicators received a brochure in the mail in early December listing the locations for the program. If you don't receive a brochure, contact your County Extension Office to determine workshop locations and to register for the workshop or see the brochure.

Commercial applicators are reminded they need to meet the 3 hours of required annual training prior to March 1 to avoid paying late fees when renewing their manure applicator certification license.

January-February 2008. There are 81 confinement site manure applicator workshops scheduled during this time in 72 different County Extension offices.  A complete list of workshop dates and locations can be found at: Make plans now to attend a workshop to meet your annual two hours of training to complete your manure applicator certification requirements. If you are a currently certified confinement site applicator, you should have received a brochure in the mail in December listing the dates and locations. If you did not receive a brochure, please see the link above or contact your County Extension office for a list of dates and locations.

January 23-24, 2008. Come visit us in the IMMAG booth at Iowa Pork Congress located in Hy-Vee Hall. We will have all the resources you need to have your questions answered about manure management issues in Iowa. Hope to see you there!

February 2008. Five dry manure applicator certification workshops have been scheduled in February. If you plan to attend, please contact the location where you plan to attend. Each workshop will start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Dry manure workshops will meet certification requirements for both confinement site applicators and commercial manure applicators.

February 11, 2008. Branding Iron Restaurant, Thompson, IA 641-584-2261

February 14, 2008. Buena Vista County Extension Office, Storm Lake, IA 712-732-5056

February 19, 2008. Washington County Extension Office, Washington, IA 319-653-4811

February 20, 2008. Adair County Extension Office, Greenfield, IA 641-743-8412

February 22, 2008.  Heartland Museum, Clarion, IA 515-532-3453

March 19, 2008. IMMAG, Iowa State University Extension and the IA NRCS will host the next RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index workshop at the Carroll County Extension Office in Carroll, IA. Registration for this workshop will open in mid-January. Registration details will be included in the January IMMAG Update.

Happy Holidays!


Angela Rieck-Hinz
2104 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-9590
Iowa Manure Management Action Group

Manure sampling - Click on photo to enlarge

Manure sampling.


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