On December 9, 2009, the Amana Farms Renewable Energy Center and Iowa State University Extension will be holding the education outreach program “On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion: Considering the Options”. The program will be held at the Iowa Artists Theatre Co. in the Amana Colonies, and it will be followed by a digester tour at the Renewable Energy Center.

The three hour program beginning at 9:00 a.m. will contain information on the Amana Farms beef manure digester including goals and objectives, design and installation, and the farm’s experiences; feasibility considerations for on-farm manure digesters; manure digester opportunities in Iowa; and digester methane production for carbon credits.

Following lunch on your own, tours of the Amana Farms digester will be available at the Renewable Energy Center. The registration fee is $25, and attendees should register on-site.  For more information please see

http://www.abe.iastate.edu/fileadmin/www.abe.iastate.edu/extension/wastemgmt/Conferences/2009_Fall_Program_Flyer.pdf or contact Lara Moody at 515-294-7355.

Both of these events are linked on the Events page of the IMMAG web site and both will be included in the email newsletter put out by IMMAG.  The next email newsletter is scheduled for distribution next week so please send any information you wish to share by 5 p.m. on Monday November 16.

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