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Who’s speaking at the Manure Expo? Part 1

May 27, 2024
By Manure Manager

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The North American Manure Expo is approaching quickly. Held July 13-14 in Auburn, NY, the Expo will feature networking, tours, demonstrations, trade shows, education sessions and so much more.

Returning this year, after a massively successful debut in Wisconsin, will be a safety and operations knowledge event in which experts share best practices on staying safe when working with manure. And, as always, there will be plenty of networking opportunities – on the tour buses, in the fields, at the exhibitor booths and at our evening BBQ social.

One Expo tradition that remains popular is the education sessions. On the second day, attendees can attend up to four sessions, for which they can gain valuable credits. Sessions include topics such as: manure emissions during processing; interaction of cover crops and manure; manure innovations of the Northeast and more.

Here are just some of the industry experts who will present at the Expo:

David Orr

Session: Avoiding road damage
David P. Orr, PE, PhD. is the director for the Cornell University Local Roads Program, the New York State LTAP Center. With more than 30 years in the local highway community, David has a broad range of expertise and experience in highway administration, engineering and construction, including design, inspection, management, purchasing, budgeting and supervision. His time is split between extension, research and teaching with a focus on low volume roads and seasonal effects on pavements.

Robert Lerch and Paul Noyes

Session: Road safety
Troopers Robert Lerch and Paul Noyes represent the NY State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit from Troop E Canandaigua. The Troopers have received extensive trainings in Federal and State Laws pertaining to commercial, agricultural, and oversize vehicles operating on the roads within NYS. In addition to enforcement duties, the Troopers are the primary training officers for Troop E CVEU and lead the community and Industry outreach program in the 10 counties with Troop E’s boundary.

Whitney Hull

Session: Johne’s disease management: Findings and farmer perspectives
Whitney Hull grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 with a dual BS in animal science and biology. Since 2021, Whitney has been working a dairy outreach specialist with UVM Extension, where she works with dairy farmers across Vermont to improve herd management and economic viability. Whitney is currently working on her Master’s degree at UVM in Dr. Julie Smith’s lab, where she is studying new management techniques to reduce the presence of Johne’s disease on dairy farms and improve farm economic viability.

Richard Stup

Session: Lean Management: Engaging your team for safety and performance
Richard Stup is the director of Cornell’s agricultural workforce development program. He helps ag employers understand employment regulations, develop supervisors and managers, and develop an effective workforce. Richard has worked with farm and agribusiness employers to develop strategic plans, improve employee leadership and training, and improve overall operational efficiencies.

Victor Green

Session: Dairy Soil Water Regeneration Project: Measuring GHG emissions from dairy cropping systems
Victor Green holds a Master’s of sciencedegree inagronomy from ISU. Currently, he is the director of soil health and crop sustainability as part of DMI’s environmental research team. Prior to this, he worked in both the corporate and university sector in applied agronomy field research. He has been been a certified crop advisor and nutrient management planner for morethan 25 years, and has spent most of his career in the Delmarva region.

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