Manure Digester Summit

Whether you have less than a 100-head herd or a large herd, digesters can work for you. Come to the seminar to hear how Dane County and Richland County are using community digesters as well as how to implement a manure digester on a 50-head farm. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:30AM -3:00PM Room B-30 West Square Building 505 Broadway in Baraboo Cost: $20.00 and includes lunch

Name Address City, State Zip Phone E-mail Dietary Restrictions REGISTRATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 9, 2009!! Mail registration form and $20.00 registration fee to: Sauk County UW-Extension 505 Broadway Baraboo, WI 53913 Please make checks payable to: Sauk County UW-Extension

 OVERVIEW/FEASIBILITY OF MANURE DIGESTERS John Reindl, former Dane County Recycling Coordinator; Larry Krom, Renewable Energy Manager for Focus on Energy  FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF MANURE DIGESTER PROJECTS Larry Krom, Renewable Energy Manager for Focus on Energy; Mike Dreischmeier, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Engineer; Tom Brennan, Bank of Prairie du Sac Agricultural Loan Officer  REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR MANURE DIGESTER PROJECTS John Vosberg, Sauk County Land Conservation Department Engineer; Mark Cain, Wisconsin DNR  TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MANURE DIGESTER PROJECTS Vance Haugen, Crawford County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent; Michael Zander, President and CEO of Energies Direct, LLC, Sauk City; Paul Soglin, CFO of Energies Direct, LLC, Sauk City; Steve Dvorak, P.E., President of GHD, Inc.  CASE STUDIES: HOW WE DID IT ON OUR FARMS Charlie Crave, Crave Brothers Farm Art Thelen, Wild Rose Dairy

Coordinated by: Sustain Sauk County Sauk County Land Conservation Sauk County UW Extension

The Manure Digester Summit will:
 Define what manure digestion, anaerobic digestion or biogas is and why a farmer would want to be involved.  Discuss how digesters work  Discuss the environmental benefits vs. possible negative impacts of digesters  Identify options for developing manure digester projects including dealing with utilities  Talk about how farmers can obtain funds to develop a digester project  Identify what government permits and paperwork are necessary

Sustain Sauk County is an initiative that encourages Sauk County residents to produce renewable energy and to protect our clean water resources. Their stated purpose is “promoting improvement in sustainable living practices across Sauk County through networking, community education and policy change.”
UW Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. Please contact us for special assistance regarding our programs. Advise us at least two weeks before event if you are handicapped and desire special accommodations. Requests will be kept confidential.

Manure Digester Summit
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:30am -3:00pm West Square Building 505 Broadway in Baraboo

505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 355-3250

QUESTIONS? Contact the Sauk County UWExtension office at 608-355-3250.

Coordinated by:

Sustain Sauk County Sauk County Land Conservation Sauk County UW-Extension