The University of Wisconsin-Extension and Wisconsin DNR are co-hosting a series of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Update meetings throughout Wisconsin in early February. The meetings are specifically designed for WPDES permitted CAFO owners/managers, producers considering expansion, nutrient management plan writers and engineers. Each meeting will provide information on new policies, proper spill response, manure hauling, day-storage calculations and will feature a DNR panel.
Meetings will take place in Green Bay (Feb. 5), New London (Feb. 5), Manitowoc (Feb. 6), Fond du Lac (Feb. 6), Dodgeville (Feb. 8), Jefferson (Feb. 9), Marshfield (Feb. 12) and Eau Claire (Feb. 13), Wisconsin. Each event is $35, or $45 after the early registration deadline, and includes breakfast or lunch.
Wisconsin has over 250 CAFO farms throughout the state and these meetings offer an opportunity for owners, managers, advisors, and other CAFO stakeholders to receive updated information to help meet permit requirements. The meetings also provide an opportunity for permittees to learn about new report submission processes and learn how to avoid common errors and problems. Each meeting also features a local topic of interest such as prairie buffer strips, automated calf feeding, CAFO community outreach, nitrogen application, human resource management, and environmental efforts
More information on the meetings and individual meeting brochures can be accessed at https://conservation-training.uwex.edu/news/2018-annual-cafo-update-meetings.
Marshfield brochure: 2018 CAFO Marshfield
Green Bay, New London, Manitowoc and Fond du Lac brochure: 2018 CAFO Brochure NE WI
Eau Claire brochure: 2018 CAFO eau claire PDF
Dodgeville brochure: 2018 CAFO Dodgeville
Jefferson brochure: 2018 CAFO Jefferson