2021 Land Application Training Shifts to Hybrid Learning
The Animal Manure Management team has opted to change the format of live Land Application Training events this year. In February and March, the team will host a series of three 1.5-hour long zoom sessions that will serve as the first portion of initial land application training. Recertification training and the last segment of initial training will be held at a later date, hopefully in-person. Anyone is welcome to participate in the zoom sessions, but participation at each session will be limited to keep them interactive and informative.
Session 1 will focus on Minding Your Manure Manners and will be held on February 9 at 1 pm and will be repeated on February 15 at 7 pm, so sign up for the time slot that fits your schedule best. We will discuss manure contaminants and transport, setbacks, stockpiles and manure transfers during the session.
Session 2 will focus on Manure and Fertilizer: Complementary Roles and will be held on February 16 at 1 pm and repeated on February 22 at 7 pm. During this session, participants will learn how to account for nutrients in manure and how to know how much manure is being applied.
Session 3 will discuss the various Benefits and Barriers to Manure Use. It will be held on February 23 at 1 pm and repeated on March 1 at 7 pm. This session will help participants value their manure and learn how to reap manure’s environmental benefits.
The 4th session has not been set as we hope to hold it in-person at many locations across the state, but it will focus on Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm. This session will be highly participant-led, and each session will have limited seating. Watch for more information in the coming months.
Because of participation limits in each session, registration is required. If registration numbers exceed expectations, more sessions may be added. To ensure you can attend, register at http://water.unl.edu/lat. Cost of the sessions are as follows:
- Individual Zoom Sessions, $10 each
- Initial Training (all sessions), $75
- Recertification (session 4 only), $50
The workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Extension Animal Manure Management Team, which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers better utilize manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits.
This article was reviewed by Mara Zelt and Michael Sindelar