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Farm Anaerobic Digestion Information

30 November 2009
Iowa State University Extension

US - The Amana Farms Renewable Energy Centre and Iowa State University Extension will host "On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion: Considering the Options" on 9 December in the Amana Colonies at the Iowa Artists Theatre.

Livestock producers will benefit from this programme geared toward finding answers for their farm.

The three-hour programme, which will begin at 9 am, will be followed by an afternoon digester tour at the Renewable Energy Centre. Topics covered during the event include information on the Amana Farms beef manure digester, feasibility considerations for on-farm manure digesters, manure digester opportunities in Iowa and digester methane production for carbon credits.

The programme includes speakers from Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Amana Farms. Robert Burns, Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineering specialist, will help attendees decide whether a manure digester is right for their farm.

Pre-registration for the educational programme is not required, although a registration slip available online can be completed in advance and brought to the event with the $25 registration fee. Lunch is on your own. The registration form and full agenda are available here. For additional information, contact Lara Moody, ISU Extension agricultural engineering specialist, at, (515)294-7355 or John McGrath of Amana Farms at, (319) 622-7557.

Funds from the Iowa Office of Energy Independence have helped make this programme possible.

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