2008 World Dairy Expo Education Seminar: Sorting Manure – Minimizing the Mess

2008 World Dairy Expo Education Seminar: Sorting Manure – Minimizing the Mess, by Dr. Joseph P. Harner, Professor, Kansas State University



As dairies grow, the need for an efficient manure management system is essential. Systems should fit the dairies needs while minimizing environmental risks. Determining what type of manure management system works for your dairy can be a challenge. Dr. Harner has worked with several producers on developing everyday solutions for dairies when it comes to manure. He is a professor in Biological and Agricultural Engineering and is also a member of the K-State Dairy Team, working on engineering solutions for manure management and heat abatement, expansion and remodeling. Additionally, his responsibilities as an engineering extension agent include environmental issues related to dairy production, nutrient management, dairy housing options and gravity manure handling systems.