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August 2008 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.

As a reminder, beginning in December 2008, the ONM newsletter will move to electronic distribution only. Increasing costs in postage and printing necessitate a change in delivery format so the newsletter can continue to provide you with timely information. To continue uninterrupted delivery of the ONM newsletter, please take a few moments to complete the on-line subscription form at You will receive the final printed ONM newsletter by mail in September as we transition from print newsletters to electronic distribution.

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

August 20, 2008. A list of County Extension Offices that will offer the statewide Commercial Manure Applicator reshow program can be found at: The program will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and will end at noon. This workshop will assist commercial manure applicators who need to meet annual training requirements prior to the fall application season. If you have employees who need to meet certification requirements, please plan to have them attend this program. A letter containing details and locations of this certification workshop was sent to commercial applicator businesses in July. You can access a copy of this letter at: If you have any questions about manure applicator certification requirements, please contact your local County Extension Office.

Three workshops on “Buying and Selling Manure” will be held in August. The goal of these workshops is to assist livestock producers who want to sell manure. The workshop will focus on sampling manure, pricing manure, and meeting requirements to sell manure. Please register for one of these workshops by contacting Kris Kohl at 712-732-5056 or by accessing the brochure and registration form online. The dates and locations include:

August 22, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.
Carroll County Extension Office, Carroll, IA

August 26, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Western Iowa Community College, Cherokee, IA
August 26, 2008 at 1:30 p.m
Northwestern Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA.

September 19, 2008. 1:30 p.m. (central). The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center will sponsor a Webcast presented by the Air Quality Education in Animal Agriculture project on Hydrogen Sulfide. For more information please see this url.


September 25, 2008. IMMAG, Iowa State University Extension and the IA NRCS will host the next RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index workshop at the Marshall County Extension Office in Marshalltown, IA. Registration for this workshop is now open and can be accessed at: This workshop is designed to train service providers who are assisting livestock producers in the development of state required manure and nutrient management plans that will be implementing the Phosphorus Index. Producers are also welcome to attend. If you have questions about this workshop, please call Kapil Arora at 515-382-6551 or Angie Rieck-Hinz at 515-294-9590. The registration deadline for this workshop is September 19. Registration is $150 if received on or before September 19. After September 19, registration is $165. We must have at least 15 people registered to hold this workshop.

October 21-23, 2008. The 2008 National Poultry Waste Management Symposium will be held in Des Moines. For more information

please see:


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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