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Mon, Feb 12


Lynden, WA

2024 Regional Manure Nutrient Management Training (Rescheduled)

The 2024 Regional Manure Management Training is an event for mid- to large- scale manure managers from Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish County. The main audience are manure handlers: dairy, livestock, custom pumpers, and consultants.

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2024 Regional Manure Nutrient Management Training (Rescheduled)
2024 Regional Manure Nutrient Management Training (Rescheduled)

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2024, 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM

Lynden, WA

About the event

This annual event is a chance for regional farmers to connect and learn about best management practices for manure nutrient management. The goal of this event is to highlight the use of manure as a valuable agronomic tool. This year participants will hear from local agencies, researchers, and peers about new technologies, how-to maximize farm efficiency and productivity, while protecting natural resources. 

Registration opens at 8:45 am. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Lunch is sponsored by the WA State Dairy Federation and provided by Fairway Cafe in Lynden, WA.

Topics for this year’s event topics include:

- Multi-County Farmer Panel

- Manure Management Solutions

- Research Highlights & Opportunities

- Farm Funding Updates & More!

Free raffle for participants! Raffle prizes have been donated this year from the following organizations:


Application Risk Management (Anna Beebe, WCD)

WSDA Updates: New Program on Climate Resiliency(Liz Whitefield, WSDA)

Funding Updates (Alex Hall, NRCS) & (Corina Cheever, WCD)

Practice Highlight: Innovative Water Runoff Treatment (Chuck Gerdes, District Engineer Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish CD)

Water Quality and Research Updates (Zen Wilhelm & Cynthia May, WCD)

Lunch (WA State Dairy Federation, Terry Lenssen)

Researcher Panel

  • Fate of nutrients in vermicomposting (Gillian Falcon, WSU)
  • The role of rumen microbial genetics in sustainable dairy production (Lisa Marotz, PhD, Native Microbials)

Farmer Panel

  • Andrew Dykstra (Skagit County)
  • Steve Vander Haak (Whatcom County)

How to Develop a Carbon Credit Project (Stephanie Hefelfinger, Senior Project Associate, ClimeCo - Remote on Zoom)

COMET Farm: Carbon Planning (Trevor Gearhart, WCD)

“This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC-01J89801 to the Washington State Department of Health. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.”

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