Responsible manure management protects the environment for us and our neighbors. I felt like the dairymom paparazzi when I jumped into my vehicle and followed the tractor and manure spreader to the field this afternoon to take a few nutrient management pictures. My sons think I'm a little crazy and when I called Casey on the phone to tell him I was behind him, he didn't seem a bit surprised!
Recycling cow manure is important to the sustainability of our farm economically and environmentally. Our cows provide natural fertilizer that adds nutrients to the soil for crop and pasture land and decreases the amount of commercial fertilizer that might need to be purchased. Our farm is regulated and monitored by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. The permit from this agency allows us to have storage areas for both liquid and dry manure. A manure nutrient management plan designed for our farm guides the amount,source,placement and timing of manure on our fields.