Leslie Johnson - Animal Manure Management Extension Educator

Leslie Johnson

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57905 866 Rd Concord NE 68728-2828
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Work 402-584-3818 On campus, dial 7-3818
I am the Animal Manure Management Extension Educator at the University of Nebraska. My role includes facilitating article development for manure.unl.edu. I manage the online manure course and annual manure trainings across the state of Nebraska, as well as other manure programming in the state. I also serve as the webinar coordinator for the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Community (https://lpelc.org) and the Soil Health Nexus (https://soilhealthnexus.org).

icon-academic-capEducation

  • BS, University of Nebraska, 2006
  • MS, University of Nebraska, 2015

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Communication Award, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2021
  • Communication Award Finalist, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 2021

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Carbon Sources for Composting HPAI Mortalities

April 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension is calling on businesses and residents to donate or sell wood chips, hay, lawn waste and other carbon sources to livestock producers hit hard by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

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Aminopyralids: Restrictions for Grazing, Compost and Manure

April 7, 2022
The EPA is currently reviewing a group of pyridines for residue concerns in manure and compost, and producers are encouraged to evaluate their grazing and compost plans before application of these herbicides.

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New UNL Manure Nitrogen Crediting Recommendations for Crop Fertility

April 4, 2022
This UNL Water article breaks down the new recommendations for crediting nitrogen following manure applications and how this will impact Nebraska growers.

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Applying Manure Management Concepts On-farm Programs in February, March

January 4, 2022
At these programs, producers will learn how to determine which fields are the most economical for manure use and which fields can benefit the most from manure’s ability to improve soil health and water quality.

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Maximizing Profitability of Manure Use

October 1, 2021
Commercial fertilizer and manure work together well, but only if you know how many nutrients you’re putting out in manure so that you can cut back some on commercial fertilizers and save that expense.

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Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm

May 11, 2021
This year’s Land Application Recertification sessions, "Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm," will be in-person at many sites across the state in May and June.

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2021 Land Application Training Shifts to Hybrid Learning

January 6, 2021
Beginning February, the Animal Manure Management team will use a combination of virtual and in-person sessions to complete land application training for 2021.

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Flyer for manure calendar. Available at your local extension office.

2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars Now Available

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars are now available from Nebraska Extension. This easy-to-use recordkeeping calendar tracks manure-related records for livestock and cropping operations and is designed to be used by all sizes of livestock operations.

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