Manure Safety and Transport Webinar 8.19.16

Monday, August 08, 2016

Manure Safety and Transport

August 19, 2016  2:30 pm (eastern)

In the rush to complete harvest, manure application, and winter preparations, small mistakes and accidents can result in major downtime, expense and increased liability. This month’s webcast focuses on reducing the risk—learn from a dragline manure applicator with more than 20 years of experience the necessary steps to help ensure a safe and efficient manure application, from an attorney hear ideas and recommendations to reduce your liability, and from the experience of farmers, manure applicators and town board officials learn simple steps to reduce road damage and increase safe manure transportation in tankers and trucks.

How Do I Participate? On the day of the webcast, go to  to download the speaker’s power point presentations and connect to the virtual meeting room. First time viewers should also follow the steps at:


MAEAP Program Conference Call 8/9/16

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

On Tuesday, August 9thth, from 2-3:30, we will be hosting a MAEAP conference call to provide an update on the MAEAP to Conservation District Managers and Technicians.  Topics discussed will include program updates, database roll-out, verification numbers, goal setting, and training updates.  If you have specific questions that you would like addressed, please email to Fae Gibson at by 8/5/16. 

Conference Call

Number:  1-888-636-3807

Access Code:  4985308


Bridging the Gap Experience Gap Training

Friday, July 22, 2016

Great news! MSUE has agreed to open this training to Conservation District employees (MAEAP and others) at a discounted rate of $250 (rather than $300).  CD staff can register now through August 1st. 

MSUE is hosting a 4 part training to help new agribusiness professionals, especially those with limited or no farm experience, gain a better understanding of the broad scope and depth associated with today's agricultural systems.  
August 8 and 22, September 13 and 27 (Participants will be expected to attend all four sessions.)
Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3775 S Reese Rd. Frankenmuth, MI 48734

This program features outstanding topics based on feedback from early career peers. Learn about the latest research trends, participate in group discussions and skill-building activities in: 

  • Crop and soil science systems and pest management
  • Animal science systems
  • Finance and banking
  • New and innovative technologies 
  • Networking and communicating for success

Cost: $300 $250  All training supplies and lunches are included

Online registration for the event.

Thank you to Kyle McCarty for giving me a heads up on this event so we could secure a discounted rate. 

Andrea Stay

Grants and MAEAP Training Liaison

Environmental Stewardship Division

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Cell Phone: 517-285-7482

Office: 517-284-5613


FWH Livestock and MMSP Training Opportunities

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Please see below for 2 training announcements:

Forest, Wetlands, and Habitat Training on 7/28/16 in Branch County - Register by July 22nd, 2016 at  Intended audience: MAEAP Technicians that have not previously attended a FWH Training, District Foresters, and other interested Conservation District Staff. 

Livestock*A*Syst Core Training and Manure Management System Plans

October 13-14, 2016 MAEAP will host a training on the Livestock*A*Syst assessment tool will be held in Eaton and Clinton Counties.  This will be a great opportunity to learn more about resource concerns on livestock farms and how to address manure storage, application, and risks.  Both days will include a mix of on-farm experience with classroom presentations and practice of skills.  Register at

There will be two options for attendance:

·       Both Days of LAS training - Required for new MAEAP technicians, open to all Conservation District staff interested

·       Friday only - For technicians that have attended Livestock*A*Syst Training in the past, or anyone interested in learning more about the Manure Management System Planning Process