First ‘Waste to Worth’ Conference Deemed Success


The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC), an eXtension community of practice, brought more than 235 experts, business practitioners, government officials, and university faculty together for the first “Waste to Worth” conference April 1-5.

The “From Waste to Worth: ‘Spreading’ Science & Solutions” conference was held in Denver and featured keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, poster sessions, tours and networking opportunities. Topic tracks included air quality, nutrient management, climate change, water management, phosphorous & environment, small farms, manure management and more.

“We are very pleased with the turnout for this conference and the great interactions we’ve had here in Denver,” said Mark Risse, University of Georgia and LPELC CoP leader. “Our goal was to bring people together for education and networking and we have truly achieved that here.”

Select keynote addresses and sessions were streamed on the Internet and recorded. Event information can be found at