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2013 AgSTAR National Conference
June 10-12, 2013
The Seventh AgSTAR National Conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN on June 10-12, 2013. This three-day conference begins with a site tour to Caterpillar’s Lafayette Engine Center and Fair Oaks Farms, which is using biogas to fuel their milk delivery trucks. The tour is followed by two days of conference sessions exploring some of the top issues affecting anaerobic digestion in the agriculture sector. For additional information and to register for the conference please visit AgSTAR’s Seventh National Conference webpage.
2nd U.S. – China Symposium on Biogas Technology and Application
June 13, 2013
Washington State University, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China are presenting this summit to explore specific opportunities/barriers to anaerobic digestion and biogas utilization in the US and China. The conference form (PDF) (1 pp, 37 KB) contains more information and details on pre-registration.
AgSTAR: Past Events
Got Manure? Enhancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability
March 27-29, 2012
Syracuse, New York
AgSTAR Session at the World Dairy Expo
October 6, 2011
AgSTAR hosted Straight From Producers: The Real Story on Anaerobic Digestion Systems, which featured a panel of dairy producers and anaerobic digester system operators responding to audience questions about their experiences. Examples of questions addressed included:
- Can manure management systems make a profit?
- How does bedding on digested solids affect cows' health?
- Do anaerobic digestion systems change the way a farm is managed?
- What are the benefits of third-party-owned and-operated systems?
Speaker who graciously volunteered their time to help address questions and share their experiences included:
- John De Jonge, Bakerview EcoDairy, British Columbia, Canada
- John Vrieze, Baldwin Dairy, Emerald, Wisconsin
- Karl Crave, Crave Brothers Farm, Waterloo, Wisconsin
- Troy Statz, Statz Brothers Dairy Farm, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
- Mark Jacobs, Green Valley Dairy, Krakow, Wisconsin
- Mike Geerlings, Scenic View Dairy, Fennville, Michigan
- Lee Jensen, Five Star Dairy, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
- Georg Marien, quasar energy group, Cleveland, Ohio
AgSTAR Seminar at World Pork Expo
June 9, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa
AgSTAR - Penn State Cooperative Extension Anaerobic Digester Workshop
December 2, 2010
California Dairy Digester Workshop
October 15, 2010
Elk Grove, California
2010 AgSTAR National Conference
April 27-28, 2010
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Methane to Markets Partnership Expo
March 2-5, 2010
New Delhi, India
2009 AgSTAR National Conference
February 24-25, 2009
NE Digester Workshop
February 19, 2009
Agriculture Technology Transfer Workshop: Developing Anaerobic Digester Projects from Livestock and Food
January 27-29, 2009
NW Digester Workshop
November 18, 2008
NC Swine Manure Workshop
September 18, 2008
Clinton, North Carolina
2007 AgSTAR National Conference
November 27-28, 2007
Methane to Markets Partnership Expo
October 30-November 1, 2007
The Methane to Markets Partnership Expo, held October 30-November 1, 2007, was the first international forum promoting methane recovery and use project opportunities and technologies.
2006 AgSTAR National Conference
April 25-26, 2006
Farm Tour and Program: Castelanelli Bros. Dairy Digester System
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
401 W. Armstrong Road
Lodi, CA 95242
A one-day tour of the Castelanelli Bros. Dairy covered lagoon digester in Lodi, California. These systems were designed for dairy farms that handle flush manure from feedlanes or freestalls. The event was free. Complete details of the tour can be found in the invitation brochure (PDF) (2 pp, 422K, About PDF) and the agenda (PDF) (1 pg, 82K, About PDF).
2004 AgSTAR National Conference
March 24-25, 2004
St. Louis, Missouri