Farmer to Farmer
Alternative manure management practices are accepted to reduce GHG emissions through the prevention of volatile solids from entering manure lagoons and existing in anaerobic conditions. Multiple practices have been installed on dairy operations through CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) since 2017. See below informational videos and producer experience testimonials that promote farmer-to-farmer information sharing.
Learn first-hand from peer dairy farmers and acquire fact-based, real-time information.
At each dairy, producers guide us through the thought process they used to select their chosen alternative manure management program practice (AMMP). Host dairy farmers provide an overview of their project including information regarding operational changes, economic opportunities or costs and overall environmental impacts and benefits associated with the practice. Through on-site video interviews and live webinars, they provide first-hand experience information to viewers and answer questions from the group regarding key issues of concern such as critical control points for trouble shooting installation, key managerial needs for successful operation, and any unexpected challenges or benefits.
Access to accurate up-to-date, unbiased information is essential to provide information to dairy operators during their decision-making process. The greater the trouble shooting efforts employed prior to AMMP installation, the greater the probability of success with the AMMP.
Webinar Series: Producer AMMP Experiences
On-Farm Interviews: Producer AMMP Experiences
Manure Management Quick Pics: Technical Practice Videos
These AMMP experience interviews and webinars highlight the alternative manure
management practices of California dairy producers.