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Virginia Swine Producers Seminar #4

Livestock Update, August 1997

Sponsored by: Virginia Cooperative Extension and The Virginia Pork Industry Association

Monday, August 18, 1997
2:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Virginia Diner Restaurant
Route 460
Wakefield, Virginia
Tuesday, August 19, 1997
2:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Cedarbrook Restaurant
East Third Street (Old Rt. 460-business)
Farmville, Virginia


Managing excess waste nutrients, protecting ground and surface waters and avoiding nuisance complaints continue to be critical issues for all hog producers. This seminar will provide the latest technology and information for addressing these issues head on. The program will be based on the National Pork Producer Council's Voluntary Environmental Assurance Certification Program. Participation in the seminar will qualify producers for NPPC Environmental Assurance Certification.


Seminar Chairman: (Wakefield) Rex Cotton, Ext. Agent; (Farmville) Alvin Thomas, Ext. Agent

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Arrival and Registration (pre-registration by mail, FAX, or telephone is required)
2:00 - 2:10 p.m."Why an Environmental Assurance Program" - John Parker, Program Director, Virginia Pork Industry Association
2:10 - 2:20 p.m."A Quick Audit - How Are We Doing?" - Allen Harper, Ext. Swine Specialist - Virginia Tech
2:20 - 3:20 p.m."Vital Concepts for Manure Collection, Storage, Treatment and Application (including Odor Reduction)" - Eldridge Collins, Extension Agricultural Engineer, Virginia Tech
3:20 - 3:40 p.m."Reducing Hog Manure and Waste Nutrient Volume" - Allen Harper
3:40 - 4:00 p.m.Break - refreshments provided
4:00 - 4:30 p.m."Key Elements of a Workable Nutrient Management Plan" - Bobby Long, Nutrient Management Specialist, Virginia Division of Soil and Water Conservation.
4:30 - 5:00 p.m."Managing Facilities for Optimum Performance and Minimum Environmental Impact" - Rudy Grammer, Environmental Specialist, Carroll's Foods of Virginia
5:00 - 5:30 p.m."Key Regulations" - Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services Representatives.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m."Producer Self-Test" -Virginia Farm Bureau Representative.
6:00 p.m.Supper

Pre-Registration Deadline - Thursday, August 14, 1997

Pre-Registration Form - register by Aug. 14, by mail, FAX (757) 657-9333, or telephone (757) 657-6450, ext. 102

Wakefield on August 18- ___Yes, I will be attending the VIRGINIA SWINE PRODUCERS SEMINAR in Wakefield on August 18; there will be ______ person(s) in my group. or
Farmville on August 19-___Yes, I will be attending the VIRGINIA SWINE PRODUCERS SEMINAR in Farmville on August 19; there will be ______ person(s) in my group.

Name(s):  _________________________________   Phone:  _______________________
Address:   _________________________________      

Mail to:
Allen Harper
Ext. Animal Scientist
6321 Holland Road
Suffolk, VA 23437

or FAX
(757) 657-9333

or Call Debbie Jackson
(757) 657-6450 ext. 102

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