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OSU Extension Offers Manure Workshop

August 8, 2008

LIMA, Ohio -- Animal producers, regulators and agriculture business professionals interested in learning more about turning animal waste into profit can attend a manure workshop on Aug. 12 at the Ohio State University at Lima campus.

"Manure Storage Covers Workshop: Covers that Pay!" will focus on the carbon credit trading program and how to receive payments for capturing methane emissions from manure storage structures by installing covers. The carbon credit trading program supplies animal producers the opportunity to obtain manure storage covers for free or at reduced rates and offers payments for maintaining those covers.

The workshop is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Ohio Livestock Coalition.

The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Life and Physical Sciences Building, Room 100. The workshop will cover such topics as the carbon credit trading program, air emissions from manure storage structures, non-market benefits of covers, methane utilization options and panel discussions of producer experiences.

For more information, contact Jon Rausch, OSU Extension program director of environmental management at (614) 292-4504 or e-mail, or log on to

Candace Pollock
Jon Rausch