ISU Dairy Discussions event is virtual this year
The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Discussions Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is sponsored by EcoEngineers, a renewable energy consulting and auditing firm headquartered in Des Moines, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The program will be virtual this year due to health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The focus of Dairy Discussions this year is manure management systems, opportunities in renewable natural gas (RNG) to maximize profitability in the dairy industry, and the benefits of co-locating a dairy near a biofuel facility in the Midwest. The presentations will include a case study for an Iowa dairy and the minimum project size to make RNG project economics work.
The key presentations include:
- “Supporting Dairies in Iowa: How the IEDA can help,” Shelly Peterson, P.E., IEDA
- “Successful Manure Systems,” Kris Kohl, Ph.D., ISU Extension and Outreach
- “Dairy Opportunities in RNG and Location Benefits” Brad Pleima, P.E., EcoEngineers
There is no fee to attend the program thanks to the sponsorship of EcoEngineers, but registration is required by Nov. 30. We hope you can join us! Register above to receive webinar and recording information.