Manure and Soil Health Roundtables: Understanding the State of the Science

Friday, January 27, 2017

Please see below for an opportunity to participate in the discussion of manure and soil health.  The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center has a great wealth of resources available at

Andrea Stay

Grants and MAEAP Training Liaison

Environmental Stewardship Division

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development


Phone: 517-285-7482

The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center has partnered with the Manure and Soil Health team to bring you four great roundtables to improve our understanding of: current knowledge, critical and emerging issues for which there are knowledge gaps, and information needs of farmers and their advisors.

Farmers and ranchers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of soil quality/health to the productivity and sustainability of their agricultural system. Research and field observations have demonstrated that carefully managed manure applications can contribute to improved soil quality with limited environmental and social risks. However, a comprehensive assemblage of outputs and conclusions from research studies, field trials, soil labs databases, and other sources has never been developed. Come help advance our understanding of the state of the science at the Manure and Soil Health Roundtables. More about the roundtables…

Manure and Soil Heath Testing – February 9, 2017

Manure and Soil Biology – February 16, 2017

Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses – February 23, 2017

Manure and Cover Crops – March 9, 2017

All roundtables will be held at 11 central, Noon eastern. Register at: or

How Do I Participate?

  • ANY TIME between now and the webcast, go to and register for the webinar. After completing the registration, you will be directed to a page with the webinar URL and option to save to your calendar.
  • First-time zoom webinar/meeting viewers can visit the following page to test access to the webcast system.


Leslie Johnson

University of Nebraska

Animal Manure Management Program Coordinator


Jill Heemstra

University of Nebraska

Livestock and Environmental Management Educator