UW to host “Considerations for Landspreading Milk” webinar on Apr. 7

Some Wisconsin dairy farmers have been asked by their processors to withhold delivery of milk, resulting in the need for milk or milk/manure mixtures to be applied to cropland. To help farmers who are—or may soon be—facing this situation, UW–Madison will host a free webinar on the topic, titled “Considerations for Landspreading Milk,” on Tuesday, Apr. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Speakers will cover the reasons for milk surpluses at some dairy processing plants and future expectations; nutrient management as it relates to spreading of milk; handling and storage issues that should be considered for milk; and regulatory requirements for landspreading milk. The webinar is open to farmers, agronomists, agency personnel, and others who have an interest in the topic.


  • Where are we now, and why we are here?, Mark Stephenson, UW–Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Center for Dairy Profitability, and Division of Extension
  • Nutrient availability, agronomics, and water quality issues associated with landspreading milk, Carrie Laboski, UW–Madison Department of Soil Science, and Division of Extension
  • Applicable DATCP and DNR rules/regulations for landspreading milk, Aaron O’Rourke, Wisconsin DNR
  • Managing milk in manure storage, handling, and treatment systems, Becky Larson, UW–Madison Department of Biological Systems Engineering, and Division of Extension

Attendees are asked to register at by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. Connection information will be emailed before 9:30 a.m. on April 7.

Please direct any questions to UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program Outreach Specialist Ashley Blackburn at

This program is sponsored by University of Wisconsin–Madison, UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW–Madison Division of Extension, and the UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program.