Farmers, landowners invited to Grundy Co. workshop on buying and selling manure

Proper fertility is essential for high crop yields in Iowa, and that’s why Iowa State University extension specialists have developed an educational workshop for those considering buying or selling manure. PHOTO COURTESY OF IOWA PORK INDUSTRY CENTER

Fertilizer prices have doubled in the past two years, but proper fertility is essential for the high crop yields in Iowa. A workshop set for Feb. 27 at the Grundy Co. Extension & Outreach Office is designed to provide timely topics for farmers looking to find ways to work together utilizing either liquid or dry manure as a nutrient resource.

The workshop will cover a spreadsheet on how to convert fertilizer prices to manure test equivalent so that buyers and sellers have a good starting point on what the value is now and where it might be in the future and information on what to test for when selling manure and typical agreements that are required if the manure comes from a site that requires a manure management plan, for both liquid and dry manure.

Buying and Selling Manure workshop will be taught by Kapil Arora, Field Agricultural Engineer, Kelvin Leibold, Farm Management Field Specialist, and Mark Storlie, Livestock Specialist. The Grundy Co. workshop will take place at the extension office located at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1 in Grundy Center on February 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To register, please contact Shari Sell-Bakker by February 24 at the Grundy County Extension & Outreach Office at 319-824-6979 or email at sellbakk@iastate.edu.