Proper Handling, Nutrient Value and Dangers of Manure on Dairy Farms

Featuring presentations by Cornell University and Agricultural Industry Specialists

By Lisa Kempisty, Community Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (February 17, 2017) - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is pleased to offer a forum for dairy farm owners and farm employees to learn about the Proper Handling, Nutrient Value, and Dangers of Manure on the farm. This educational program will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 with registration at 9:30am and the program from 9:50am to 3:00pm at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY. Sites and speakers from around the state will be connected via the internet.

Effective, safe manure handling is very important on today’s dairy farm. This forum will cover how to transport manure safely, a unique program for handling spills, maximizing nutrient value, safety considerations in confined spaces and an update on a study in Yates County, NY regarding hazardous hydrogen sulfide levels in stored manure, particularly with gypsum bedding products.

Cornell University and Agricultural Industry Specialists will present the following:

● Road Safety with Manure Transport - Lt. Duane Lopez, Officer Orange County

● Collaborative Emergency Response Systems - Mark Burger, Director of Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District

● Manure Handling and Confined Space Safety - James Carrabba, Agricultural Safety Specialist, Bassett Healthcare Network

● Nutrient Value of Strategic Manure Application - Karl Czymmek, Cornell PRO-DAIRY Specialist

● Hydrogen Sulfide Concerns with Gypsum Bedding - Tom Eskildsen, District Technician, Yates County Soil &

Water Conservation District

The fee for this workshop which includes the program, lunch and materials will be $20 per person. Reservations to attend this Forum on Manure Handling, Value and Dangers are required by February 22, 2017 by contacting Lisa Kempisty, Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator at 716-664-9502 Ext. 203 or

The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
716-664-9502 ext. 203

Last updated February 17, 2017