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Initial training and Recertification training 2021

This year's sessions will be very different than previous years. Because of the pandemic, at least a portion of the initial training for the Land Application Training will occur via a series of Zoom sessions. Recertification events have been postponed with the hope that they can be held in-person.

What will I learn?

session descriptions

Session 1: Minding Your Manure Manners (via Zoom)Session 2: Manure & Fertilizer: Complementary Roles (via Zoom)Session 3: Benefits & Barriers to Manure Use (via Zoom)Session 4: Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm (in-person)
All manure users - not just those operating under a permit - should manage manure responsibly. This session will discuss manure contaminants and transport as well as setbacks, stockpiles, and transfers. Manure and fertilizer can work together to maximize yields and profits. This session will discuss accounting for nutrients in manure in addition to making sure you know how much manure has been applied. We all know manure has pros and cons, but how can we maximize the good while minimizing the problems? This session will help you determine the value of manure as well as learn how to reap manure's environmental benefits. These sessions have not yet been scheduled because we hope to hold them in-person with an update on regulations and spending time discussing how to best use manure on your operation. We anticipate offering this session in June at several locations across the state. Space at each session will likely be limited and masks will likely be required.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions, but those requesting initial certification will be required to attend all four sessions, and recertification will occur during session 4.

Who Will Benefit from Attending?

  • All who are interested in livestock manure management are welcome to take the training.
  • Farm staff and advisors implementing farm's permit or nutrient plan are welcome and encouraged to attend. Consider making this workshop part of your staff's training.
  • Crop farmers using manure, as well as farm staff and advisors implementing a livestock operation's permit or nutrient plan are welcome and encouraged to attend one or more sessions.

When You Must Attend

  • Recently permitted operations that have not completed the initial Land Application Training must attend all 4 sessions. Participants attending all sessions will receive NDEE Land Application Training certification.
  • Additional educational training is required every 5 years for permitted operations. If you are unsure of your certification status, contact Leslie Johnson (402-584-3818) or Blythe McAfee (402-471-4221). Farm representative attendance for session 4 (recertification) will fulfill NDEE Land Application recertification required every 5 years for permitted operations.

What Will it Cost

  • All 4 sessions (Initial Training): $75 per operation/connection
  • Session 4 only (Recertification): $50 per operation
  • Individual zoom sessions: $10 each
  • Fees will be due upon registration. Registration is required regardless of attendance location.

How Can I Attend?

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