A University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension workshop will help producers learn the value of their livestock's manure.

The informational workshop on manure merchandising is set for March 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Neb.

In addition to the value of manure, the workshop will focus on new Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality regulations regarding manure transfers, calculating manure's value, formulating a manure merchandising business plan, and discussion, questions and answers by producers already selling manure.

The workshop is available at no cost and includes Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan workbooks, publications and a CD-ROM. It is geared toward livestock producers, managers and/or employees, crop and livestock consultants, government representatives and Extension educators. Producers are encouraged to participate with their agronomic advisor or computer operator.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. For more information or a registration form, contact Phil Steinkamp at (402) 370-4061 or e-mail psteinkamp2@unl.edu.    

University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources