Many of the sites listed on this page are not on the EPA website. Please see our disclaimer information.
13th Annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference
February 4-6, 2014
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is excited to be the new host of Harvesting Clean Energy, the Northwest's premier gathering of agriculture, forestry, and energy industries to advance rural economic development through clean energy.
BioCycle REFOR14 West
April 7-10, 2014
San Diego, California
Join us as BIOCYCLE REFOR14 goes WEST for the first time. This Conference is also BioCycle's 28th Annual West Coast Conference. Four tracks will feature presentations on food recovery and recycling, as well as renewable energy from municipal, agricultural, commercial, and industrial waste streams – with a primary focus on anaerobic digestion. The Call for Papers is open and the deadline to submit abstracts is December 31, 2013.
AgSTAR: Past Events
2013 AgSTAR National Conference
June 10-12, 2013
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