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Animal Manure and Waste Utilization, Treatment and Nuisance Avoidance for a Sustainable Agriculture:

2006 Annual Report

USDA-CSREES Multistate Project S-1000

October 1, 2001 – September 30, 2006

Annual Meeting Agenda 2

Justification and Need 4

Related, Current and Previous Work 5

References 7

2005 Summary of Progress by Objective and Task 9

Performance Measures 40

Planned Research 2005-2006 54

Annual Meeting Agenda


George Washington Carver Center, Beltsville, MD

March 1-3, 2006

March 1




8:15

Welcome, Dr. Ghassem Asrar, deputy administrator, ARS

8:30

Proposed project renewal, Rewrite team

9:00 – 9:45

An Economist’s View of Ecological Footprinting and Other Indexes of Long-Term Sustainability, Dr. Kelly Zering

9:45 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 12:00

Open discussion of new project

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch, Carver Center Cafeteria

1:30 – 3:15

Panel discussion of project approach: Bob Wright (ARS), Richard Swenson (NRCS), Noel Gollehon (ERS), Ron Landy (EPA)

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Continue panel discussion

6:00 –

Dinner at Sir Walter Raleigh Inn, Greenbelt Rd.

March 2




8:00 – 9:45

Review and analysis of system assessment using emergy, Cavalett et al., 2006

9:45 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 12:00

Finalize project deliverables, breakout groups by interest

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch, Carver Center Cafeteria

1:30 – 3:15

Continue group discussions of project deliverables

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Group reports and discussion

6:00 –

Dinner, groups or individuals

March 3




8:00 – 9:30

Business meeting

- deadline for each participant to submit their paragraph of contributions to each objective/task of the new project or submit at this time if written the night before

- election of Secretary

9:30

Adjourn


Meeting Summary


  1. Meeting was called to order by Brent Auvermann at 0815h EST on March 1, 2006.

  2. Members present (24) were sufficient to constitute a quorum for conducting business. A complete list of members and guests attending the Business Meeting is incorporated into these minutes, by reference, in Appendix B.

  3. The first day of the meeting consisted of presentation of the project renewal proposal, a supporting presentation by Kelly Zering of the issues involved in using economics to quantify environmental impacts, especially when resources are obtained from distant locations, and an open discussion of the project proposal.

  4. Short presentations by ARS, ERS, NRCS, and EPA added to the discussion of the need to address environmental issues related to the food animal industries.

  5. During the second day of the meeting, members discussed their activities and described how they would contribute to the new project

  6. Ted Funk (University of Illinois) was nominated for S-1000 secretary-elect. Funk accepted the nomination, which was approved by unanimous consent.

  7. Meeting was adjourned by unanimous consent at 1500h EST, March 2, 2006.

Project Objectives

1. Develop management tools, strategies and systems for land application of animal manures and effluents that optimize efficient, environmentally friendly utilization of nutrients and are compatible with sustained land and water quality.

2. Develop, evaluate, and refine physical, chemical and biological treatment processes in engineered and natural systems for management of manures and other wastes.

3. Develop methodology, technology, and management practices to reduce odors, gases, airborne microflora, particulate matter, and other airborne emissions from animal production systems.

4. Develop and evaluate feeding systems for their potential to alter the excretion of environmentally-sensitive nutrients by livestock.
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