Getting the most value from your manure resource!

Register now

Initial training and Recertification training 2021

This year's sessions will be very different than previous years. Because of the pandemic, a portion of the initial training for the Land Application Training occured via a series of Zoom sessions in February. Recertification events have been been scheduled and will be held in-person.

Where will recertification take place?

LocationDateTime
Lexington Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:30-4:00 pm Central
Bridgeport Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:00-11:30 am Mountain
Curtis Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:30-4:00 pm Central
Broken Bow Monday, June 14, 2021 1:00-3:30 pm Central
Concord Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:30-4:00 pm Central
Columbus Wednesday, June 16, 2021
West Point Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:00-4:30 pm Central
West Point Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00-8:30 pm Central
Columbus Friday, June 18, 2021
Plainview Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:30-4:00 pm Central
Geneva Thursday, June 24, 2021 9:00-11:30 am Central
Geneva Thursday, June 24, 2021 1:00-3:30 pm Central
Ainsworth Thursday, June 24, 2021 1:00-3:30 pm Central
Concord Friday, June 25, 2021 9:00-11:30 am Central

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?

Sign up for updates from UNL Water

Sign Up Here