Daniel Andersen
Extension Agricultural and BioSystems Engineer

515-294-4210
dsa@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

Manure can be a valuable commodity on a farm, and ISU Extension and Outreach publications are resources farmers can use to make informed decisions about manure applications.

The risks of hydrogen sulfide in swine operations have been known for years, but beef operators also need to be aware of the dangers this gas can pose.

Environmental regulations require producers to make sure manure is being applied to agricultural fields in accordance with their manure management plans. Both distribution of manure and calibrating the applicators are covered in a pair of new ISU Extension and Outreach publications.

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2017.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators on six different dates and locations in February.

Commercial manure applicators may attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the training.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping farmers manage their manure supplies by focusing on environmental stewardship, safe handling and providing crops with the nutrients they need. A new video highlights ISU Extension and Outreach work with this valuable resource.

Dan Anderson and Jay Harmon from Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering discuss the dangers of gases that can be released when agitating and pumping liquid manure. They offer strategies for safe agitation and ventilation.

New online options make training and fee payment easier than ever for more than 4,500 certified Iowa manure applicators.

The Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, March 18, features Dan Andersen, assistant professor and extension specialist with Iowa State University in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.