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Danish Agriculture Expert to Speak in Shakespeare

by 5m Editor
24 October 2003, at 12:00am

GUELPH - An agronomist and biogas expert from Denmark is the keynote speaker at an upcoming information meeting in Shakespeare for pork producers.

Danish Agriculture Expert to Speak in Shakespeare - GUELPH - An agronomist and biogas expert from Denmark is the keynote speaker at an upcoming information meeting in Shakespeare for pork producers.
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Dr. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen will speak about the Danish experience with nutrient management and what hog farmers in Europe are doing in this area.

Dr. Holm-Nielsen is a soil and crop science specialist and is currently the head of the Bioenergy Department of the Centre of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy at Aalborg University and Esbjerg/University of Southern Denmark. He has an extensive background in teaching and research, and also served as a farm advisor for ten years.

The day long seminar, "Nutrient Management; And now...the rest of the story", will feature a series of sessions on issues surrounding nutrient management, including building designs, manure storage systems, biosecurity, meat and bone meal regulations and potential pathogens in manure. Speakers include Dr. Ed Topp, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Don Hilborn, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food; Dr. Mike Goss, University of Guelph; and Dr. David Rudolph, from the University of Waterloo.

The seminar, hosted by Ontario Pork and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, will take place November 19th, from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, at the Shakespeare Community Centre. Cost is $50 if you register by November 14th, $60 at the door, and $40 for each additional person from the same farm. To register, contact Mary Van den Borre, Fergus OMAF, at 519-846-0941, or visit http://www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/livestock/swine/facts/shake1103.htm for more information.

Source: Ontario Pork, 23rd October 2003

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