Land Application Training Field Day Offered in February - UNL CropWatch, Jan. 19, 2012

Land Application Training Field Day Offered in February - UNL CropWatch, Jan. 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

On Feb. 2 UNL Extension will offer workshops across the state to provide livestock and crop farmers with the latest information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment.

How to Attend

1.  Via your home or office computer (recertification only; requires 5-day advance registration; see http://water.unl.edu/manure/LATparticipation)

2.  At one of the local Extension offices listed below

  • Dawson County
  • Hall County
  • Madison County
  • Scottsbluff County
  • York County
  • Cuming County (recertification only)

Land Application Training workshops will be held at five locations with initial training 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CT and re-certification 1:30-3:30 p.m. CT.  Recertification training will also be available online to registrants.

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. Farm personnel responsible for land application of manure also are encouraged to attend.

The workshops will help livestock producers 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.

This in-depth, one-day class targets newly permitted livestock operations. Operations that have already attended initial training but need re-certification may attend just the afternoon portion. Attendance at the afternoon portion will fulfill NDEQ requirements for recertification of producers who completed initial land application training five or more years ago.

This recertification portion consists of a two-hour program including updates on changing regulations and emerging manure management topics, such as #manuremonday, climate change impacts, and the 2011 Nebraska P-Index. It also will be available via distance learning technology at several county extension offices across the state.

Those with high-speed Internet can take this re-certification training at any location, including the home or office. Farm staff responsible for implementing the farm's nutrient plan also are encouraged to attend.

Contact Information

For more information contact Johnson, Animal Manure Management project coordinator, at 402-584-3818, email ljohnson13@unl.edu or
visit http://manure.unl.edu.

Registration Required

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. A $50 fee per farm (includes one farm representative) will be charged for the day-long Land Application Training workshops. There is a $10 fee for each additional participant to cover local costs including lunch. Register at http://water.unl.edu/manure/2011regis

The Land Application Training Re-certification portion of the workshop is free if viewed online; if attending at an extension office the registration fee is $10.

These workshops are sponsored by the UNL Extension AMM Team which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers better utilize the state's manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits.

For more information on these workshops and other resources for managing manure nutrients, visit http://manure.unl.

Sandi Karstens
IANR News Service