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2019 North American Manure Expo

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Fair Oaks Farms

856 North 600 East

Fair Oaks, IN 47943

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FREE EXPO PASS to the North American Manure Expo includes:

  • Large outdoor trade show

  • Solid, liquid and compost demonstrations

  • Manure agitation demonstrations

  • Educational seminars


July 3st: TOURS and SWINE WORKSHOP

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

  • You must pre-register for the tour or swine workshop, and be on-site to check in by no later than 8:30am on July 31st. If you are not checked-in by 8:30am, your spot may no longer be guaranteed.

  • Tours and the swine workshop run between 9:00am and Noon. Please ensure you can participate for the full duration.

  • Those with exposure to livestock borne diseases are requested to forgo physical attendance to our event to minimize risk of further prolifigation of these contagions.

Tour 1 – Dairy

The first stop of the Dairy Tour will be at Windy Ridge Dairy, operated by the Bos family. We will tour their manure handling facilities and their new up-to-date aerobic digester. They capture the gas from the digester to run the trucks that haul milk from the farm to processing plants.

Midwestern BioAg is the next stop on the Dairy Tour. In partnership with Prairie’s Edge Dairy, Midwestern BioAg is manufacturing an innovative line of TerraNu® fertilizers. TerraNu® fertilizers deliver NPK, secondary nutrients and micronutrients as a granulated product that can be efficiently stored, transported and applied. TerraNu® products offer precision application: each granule has the same guaranteed analysis, allowing for even in-field distribution. TerraNu® stimulates soil biology by delivering carbon and essential nutrients to the crop, leading to improved nutrient uptake and the potential for increased yield performance.

Tour 2 – Poultry/Beef

The first stop will be at the Rose Acres White County facility. Their manure is produced from layer chickens that are fed a mineral package that is sourced from several different locations and grain from local farmers. The chickens are housed in two different style houses; high rise and double decker houses. In the high rise houses the chickens are housed in the above and the manure is stored below. This manure is cleaned out of the house every year with skid steers. With the double decker houses the manure is belted out every other day. All manure is then either hauled to farmers fields or our storage buildings, depending on the time of the year.

The second stop will be at Bio Town Ag., a multigenerational family agribusiness with a true 21st century approach to farming. A row-crop production component of the yields corn and soybeans that feed the farm's livestock. In addition to its 800-sow pork production facility, the farm is anchored by a 4,500-head natural beef cattle feed operation. The farm receives organic waste by-products from Midwest companies. The Corporate by-product material is merged with manure from the livestock facilities to fuel a 7.2 million gallon anaerobic digester. Methane from the digester powers 6 generators that put electricity on the grid, while other equipment separates the liquids and solids to produce fertilizer for the row crops. The operate a proprietary, 100% sustainable closed-loop model that completely returns to the earth everything they’re blessed to take from it. Absolutely nothing goes into a waste stream.

Workshop - Swine

For biosecurity reasons we have decided to have a Swine manure workshop instead of a tour this year.

The work shop will begin with a presentation from Buiter Farm. They work with Belstra Group Farms and Fastrack Fertilizer. Belstra Group Farms have several farms in the area. We will discuss the wash bay at Buiter Farms where they clean out the Belstra Group swine transport trailers after moving pigs to and from their different farms.

Fastrack Fertilizer is a company that works closely with the Belstra Group Farms and several of the local Dairies to manage their manure. The wash bays at the Buiter farm are also used by Fastrack Fertilizer to clean out their equipment. They have one wash bay dedicated to washing out the tankers and equipment from farms where sand based bedding has been used. The sand settles in the Tankers and Frack tanks and needs cleaned out periodically. They have system to rinse out the sand and then separate some of it drains into a holding lagoon.

The second farm to present will be Klemp Farm’s. The Klemps farm around 4200 acres including 400 acres of Certified Organic and 1300 Acres that is in Transition to Organic. They also have a swine finishing barn where they finish contracted pigs for a local coop. Klemp Brothers Ag Services run a manure application business. They use the manure from their swine barn and they contract manure from one of the local dairies. This year they trying some poultry manure from a local egg farm.

They are currently set up with 1 Terragator to knife in the manure and 1 dragline with a frack tank . They can pump the manure up to one mile from the tank. They have 5 semis to haul to the terragator or the frack tank.


*** To minimize disease risk in the livestock and poultry industries, please visit this website just prior to attending the Expo: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/swine-disease-information/african-swine-fever.

International travelers could unknowingly bring back this disease from an ASF-affected country, especially if they visit farms. Visit the APHIS traveler page to know which items you can bring back into the United States. Some food items may carry disease and threaten domestic agriculture and livestock. If you go to an ASF-affected country, do not bring back pork or pork products.

Declare any international farm visits to U.S. Customs and Border Protection when you return. Make sure you thoroughly clean and disinfect, or dispose of, any clothing or shoes that you wore around pigs, before returning to the U.S. Do not visit a farm, premises with pigs, livestock market, sale barn, zoo, circus, pet store with pot-bellied pigs, or any other animal facility with pigs for at least 5 days after you return.”

The Expo is a highly producer attended event and because of that, we ask that all attendees who have traveled outside of the United States or are entering the United States to please be respectful of the 5 day guideline.

As further precaution, disinfecting supplies will be available on-site and everyone is expected to use them.


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Fair Oaks, IN 47943

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