Iowa State University Extension's Homegrown Lifestyle program targets those people who want to grow their own food and livestock for personal and family use. Andy Larson, specialist in small-farm sustainability with ISU Extension, says that the course covers a large variety of topics including permaculture, soil health, and manure.
Larson says, "Manure is really a resource; it’s not just one of those things you have to try to get rid of."
The course includes teaching a formula to use to determine how much manure a particular group of animals will create. Larson and ISU Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron are guests on this 'Talk of Iowa' and they also answer questions about lawns and gardens.