Training on Land Application of Livestock Manure at Multiple Sites
Nebraska Extension Land Application Training workshops will be held at nine sites across the state in early February. Livestock and crop farmers will gain information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment.
For producers who need to renew state permits, re-certification will be during the first two hours of the day-long Land Application Training.
Pre-registration is necessary and can be completed in two ways:
- Complete a registration form and mail at least eight business days in advance of the workshop to Leslie Johnson, 57905 866 RD, Concord, NE 68728. The form is available at panhandle.unl.edu.
- Register online at http://go.unl.edu/lat.
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.
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 Animal Manure Management 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, 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.
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 day-long Land Application Training workshops plus a $15 fee for each additional participant to cover local costs including lunch. The Land Application Training Re-certification portion of the workshop is $30 for each participant.
The workshops are sponsored by the UNL Extension AMM Team which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers better utilize manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits.