North Dakota State University Extension has teamed up with South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension and regional partners to host the North American Manure Expo, which will be Aug. 15-16 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, S.D.
The program will include a trade show; a manure agitation demonstration; a pump school; and educational sessions on topics including manure spreader calibration, manure-spreading equipment, water quality impacts of manure application during the winter, manure pit safety, spill prevention and response, and the economic value of manure as it relates to soil health. Participants also may take tours on moving manure on dairies, manure management systems and swine manure storage.
The expo is free of charge, but organizers encourage those planning to attend to preregister. The tours cost $20 and registration is required. Details are here… http://www.manureexpo.org/.
Pickup is in the Southwest corner of Licthi’s parking lot.
The annual BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION is set for August 16 beginning at 5:30 at East Hill Park. Join the fun and celebration of all our students in the York public and parochial schools
When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Now in its 27th year, the recycling program encourages producers to bring clean, dry, intact containers to a nearby collection site. There is no charge to producers. They must, however, triple- or pressure-rinse containers and drain them before dropping them off. Containers will be collected, ground up and reused in industry-approved products such as drain tile, underground utility conduit, pallets, landscape edging and nursery pots. To see additional sites that may be added, a container preparation checklist and more, see http://pested.unl.edu/recycling.
Buffalo: Kearney Recycling Center, Kearney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cass: Wiles Bros. Fertilizer, Plattsmouth, call 402-298-8550 to schedule, accepts drums
Cuming: West Point Transfer Station, Mon thru Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat 8am-4pm, accepts drums
Dawson: Country Partners Coop, Lexington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Lincoln: ABC Recycling, North Platte, Mon thru Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat by appt, accepts drums
Sarpy: Farmers Union Coop, Gretna, call 402-332-3315
Scotts Bluff: Gering Landfill, Gering, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., accepts drums
Thurston: Papio MRNRD Shed, Walthill, Fridays only, accepts drums
Antelope: Central Valley Ag, Royal, accepts drums
Dawes: Solid Waste Assoc. of NW NE, Chadron, Mon through Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Kearney: Cooperative Producers Inc., Minden, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saunders: Reids Farmacy, Ashland, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
OPEN SPECIFIC DAYS
Dakota: Central Valley Ag, S. Sioux City, June and July, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, accepts drums
Lancaster: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Waverly, June 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Otoe: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Nebraska City, July 23-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Burt: Tekamah Transfer Station, Tekamah, year-round, by appointment, 402-374-1255
Custer: Custer County Recycling, Broken Bow, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, 308-870-0313, accepts drums
Lincoln: North Platte Transfer Station, year-round, by appointment, 308-535-6700, accepts drums
For easy-to-follow instructions on triple-rinsing drums and pressure-rinsing, see G1736, “Rinsing Pesticide Containers,” http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016364796/rinsing-pesticide-containers/.
This event has a Google Hangouts video call.