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Feedlot and Milkhouse Waste Discharges

Course Description:

Planning Considerations and Available Tools to Assist in Determining Whether a Site’s Discharge May Be Considered Significant for Regulatory/Cost-Share Purposes

Note: Feed pad and feed storage evaluation will be a separate statewide training to be conducted in the fall of 2017.

Further details will follow from SITCOM. Statewide Training Offered at Three Locations Training provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Wis. Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Field Staff Learning objectives are:

• Gain an understanding of the basic causes of runoff for feedlot and milkhouse waste.

• Gain a basic understanding of the tools used for the evaluation of sites.

• Evaluate flow paths, watershed areas, slopes, and other factors used in determining runoff potential for impacting waterbodies.

• Provide for a base level of evaluation to promote consistency across the state when evaluating these types of sites. I

f interested in attending this training please RSVP to the contacts listed below. There is no cost for this event but space is limited due to constraints of the field site. Your contact will provide you with an agenda, timeline, and meeting place specific to that area.

Typical Agenda Day 1 Note:

Day 1 is a field day.Come prepared to spend the day outside in a field environment. Please bring a lunch as restaurant facilities are limited. Also, please bring along field evaluation tools of your choice.

9:30 Meet and discuss the day’s objectives

9:45-10:00 Travel to site (with your own transportation, we will carpool as much as possible)

10:00-12:00 Onsite evaluation of site 1.

12:00-1:00 Lunch (please bring a bag lunch)

1:00-3:00 Onsite evaluation of site 2.

3:00 Adjourn Typical Agenda Day 2 Note: Day 2 is a classroom environment, please bring a laptop computer if possible.

9:00-9:15 Meet and discuss the day’s objectives

9:15-12:00 Review and discuss the following: • Day 1 data collection. • Field evaluation tools-maps, photos, available online tools • Concepts from WDNR DRAFT guidance document on determining significant discharges for compliance with Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions • Barnyard Evaluation and Rating Tool (BERT) and BERT Flowchart • Wisconsin Barnyard Runoff Model (BARNY) • Milkhouse waste volumes and processes /NRCS Milkhouse Waste Evaluation Rating CNMP worksheet

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (on your own)

1:00-3:00 Continue from morning’s agenda

3:00 Adjourn

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 8:00AM
End Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:00PM
Format: In-person
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
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Cost: free course
Partners: USDA
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
CEUs Available: none
For: none
Contact: Mark.Steinfest@wi.usda.gov
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