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CAFO meeting planned for Feb. 11

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and Wisconsin DNR are co-hosting a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Update Meeting in Marshfield on Feb. 11. The meeting is specifically designed for WPDES permitted CAFO owners and managers, producers considering expansion, nutrient management plan writers and engineers.

Wisconsin has more than 300 CAFO farms and this meeting is an opportunity for owners, managers, advisors, and other CAFO stakeholders to receive updated information on meeting permit requirements and learn tips for managing nutrients and keeping water out of the system.

This year’s agenda will provide updated information on new policies, production site considerations, facility evaluation, and nutrient management and Snap Plus updates. The meeting will also feature information on understanding the geology and water under the farm, and a panel of local farmers and manure haulers who will discuss different management changes to widen manure application windows.

“In addition to the rule changes, at this year’s meeting we will be discussing practical tips and tricks producers can use to minimize runoff concerns and meet nutrient reduction goals in ways that fit with existing management techniques,” said Kevin Erb of the Division of Extension, which is hosting the meeting.

The meeting is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Feb. 11, at Marshfield Ag Research Station. Cost is $55 and includes lunch.

Registration form is available online at: or you can call Clark County Extension Office at 715-743-5121 to register.