Conservation Matters July 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Call for abstracts for National Conference on Livestock and Poultry Environmental Quality

The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center is hosting the National Conference on Livestock and Poultry Environmental April 1–5, 2013 in Denver. Following the conference theme of "From Waste to Worth: 'Spreading' Science and Solutions," the program will include research, education and extension efforts related to managing environmental impacts of livestock and poultry production, according to organizers. The conference will include workshops, tours, posters, commercial exhibits and oral presentations.

The call for oral, poster, panel and workshop proposals is open through Sept. 14, 2012, and submissions should address the general themes of air, water and soil quality; water resource impacts; watershed management; research and outreach methods; or climate change.

Organizers encourage researchers, agricultural and environmental organizations, consultants, cooperative extension agents and specialists, equipment manufacturing and sales reps, agricultural producers, regulatory and policy staff to attend. Continuing education credits are expected to be available for certified crop advisors, professional animal scientists, professional engineers, technical service providers and others.

More information and registration is available at or by contacting Liz Whitefield at

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