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Manure Management and Field Spill Prevention Demonstration Event Scheduled

All livestock producers and commercial manure applicators who work with liquid manure know Ohio has a Pollution Abatement Program and no one is allowed to pollute ditches and streams in our state. They also know that humans can make mistakes and equipment can fail creating the potential for a manure spill and potential discharge.

A field day to discuss manure management and field spill prevention is set for Tuesday August 29th at a wheat field farmed by the Hempfling Dairy Farm. The field address is 9230 Ohio 66 Delphos, Ohio 45833. The program will start at 1:00pm and be concluded by 4:00pm. The field is just east of this address through a small ditch.

We will create a field spill using dairy manure and demonstrate methods of containment including tilling the soil and building temporary dams.

Speakers discussing the pollution abatement law will include Francis Springer and Jason Tyrell of the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water.  Kevin Erb from the University of Wisconsin will demonstrate soil tilling, protecting standpipes and building dams. Luke Dull from the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Livestock Permitting will talk about the steps to follow if manure does reach a ditch or stream.

Three hours of Certified Livestock Manager and three hours of Certified Crop Advisor credits have been requested. There is no cost to attend, and preregistration is not required.

Contact Glen Arnold at 419-235-4724 or if you have questions. More details can be found at

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