NE Extension: Manure application training
January 21, 2016
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nine Nebraska Extension offices across the state will offer workshops in February providing livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment.
This in-depth, one-day class targets newly permitted livestock operations, but anyone is welcome to attend. Operations that have already attended this initial training, but will need re-certification, may attend the morning portion of the training.
Livestock producers with livestock waste control facility permits received or renewed since April 1998 must be certified. A farm must complete an approved training every five years, and farm personnel responsible for land application of manure are also encouraged to attend. Re-certification will be held during the first two hours of the day-long land application training.
"The workshops will help livestock producers put to use the nutrient management planning requirements of Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality regulations and increase the economic value of manure," said Leslie Johnson, UNL AMM coordinator. Participants who attend the day-long event will receive NDEQ Land Application Training Certification.
Attendance during the morning of one of the Land Application Training workshops will fulfill NDEQ requirements for re-certification of producers who have completed the initial land application training five or more years ago. This portion of the workshops will consist of a two-hour program including updates on changing regulations and other manure management topics, such as protecting herd health with biosecurity, pathogens found in manure and the manure value calculator spreadsheet that was released in 2012. Farm staff responsible for implementing the farm's nutrient plan are also encouraged to attend.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. A $60 fee per operation (includes one representative) will be charged for the workshops plus a $15 fee for each additional participant to cover local costs including lunch.
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The re-certification portion of the workshop is $30 for each participant.
These workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Extension Animal Manure Management Team which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers better utilize our states manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits.
Dates, times and locations include:
Feb. 1 — 9 a.m., 402 West State Farm Road (Classroom at the Extension Center), North Platte
Feb. 2 — 9 a.m., 210 East 23rd street (Pinnacle Bank Meeting Room), Columbus
Feb. 3 — 9 a.m., 210 W. State Street (Library Meeting Room), Atkinson
Feb. 3 — 9 a.m., 1002 Plum Creek Parkway (Extension Office), Lexington
Feb. 3 — 9 a.m., 200 Anna Stalp Ave (Nielsen Center – East Mtg Rooms), West Point
Feb. 3 — 9 a.m., 1115 West Scott St (Extension Office), Beatrice
Feb. 3 — 9 a.m., 4502 Avenue I (Boardroom at the Extension Center), Scottsbluff
Feb. 4 — 9 a.m., 86420 US-81 (Jerry's Hilltop), Randolph
Feb. 5 — 9 a.m., 804 Howard Ave. (American Legion), St. Paul