CELINA, Ohio—Manure Science Review this year will feature a cutting-edge livestock farm that’s keeping soil and water healthy by practicing regenerative agriculture.
The event takes place Aug. 10 at MVP Dairy in Celina.
Started in 2019, MVP Dairy is home to 4,400 cows, uses a variety of state-of-the-art technology, and was named 2020 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year by the International Dairy Foods Association and Dairy Herd Management magazine.
The farm, its website says, “was specifically designed to effectively and efficiently handle manure from our cows while reducing odors and preventing potential runoff.”
Responsible manure management, the website says, “is always a top priority.”
During Manure Science Review, tours will show the farm’s 80-cow DeLaval rotary milking parlor, its sand lane and GEA slope screen liquid-fiber separator for processing and recycling manure, and its public education center.
Demonstrations will cover solid manure application comparison and calibration, liquid manure application and incorporation, and side-dressing growing crops with manure.
A speaker lineup will feature:
- “Updates: Saturated buffer research and Grand Lake St. Marys” by Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State University’s Lake Campus
- “Legacy phosphorus runoff” by Will Osterholz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service
- “KDS/Quick Wash manure nutrient recovery” by Theresa Dirksen of Ag Solutions
Registration for Manure Science Review is $25 per person through Aug. 1, $30 per person after Aug. 1, and includes lunch. Continuing education credits will be available to attendees.
MVP Dairy is at 7124 U.S. 33, Celina.
Joining MVP Dairy in hosting Manure Science Review are The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); the Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District; and Ag Solutions.
For details about the event, contact Mary Wicks of CFAES at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-202-3533.