Fall 2006

Upcoming Events


RUSLE2 and Iowa P Index Workshop
Dec. 6, 2006; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Montgomery Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE; Iowa City, Iowa
This workshop will teach the basics of how to operate the RUSLE2 and the Iowa P Index software for both DNR and NRCS requirements for manure and nutrient management planning requirements in Iowa. You must bring a laptop computer to attend this workshop. The software will be provided. Registration information and computer requirements will be available on the IMMAG web events page in late October at:  http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/immag/events.html.

The Liners and Covers for Agricultural and Industrial Waste Storage Course
Dec. 4-6, 2006
Radisson Hotel City Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana
The course is offered by Iowa State University in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conversation Service. The first day of the course will cover compacted clay liners, the second day will cover geosynthetic liners and the third day will cover geosynthetic and natural covers. The design, installation and testing methods covered in the course are appropriate for manures, agricultural wastes, industrial wastes and municipal wastes.
This three-day short course is designed for engineers, consultants, regulators, educators and others who are involved in the selection, specification, design, installation or testing of liner and cover systems for manure or waste storage systems. If you have questions contact Lara Moody (lmoody@iastate.edu). Additional course information and registration are available at the address below:

Feed Management for CNMP Development
Dec. 13, 2006; 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
This one day training is for consultants providing nutrient management assistance to animal feeding operations. It will provide information about how feed management can be used to assist in nutrient management planning and what steps can be taken to acquire assistance in the development of a feed management plan. The training would accomplish three objectives, 1) provide information about feed management as it relates to CNMPs and assists plan preparers in that area, 2) give individuals who are already certified in the area of “Feed Management for CNMP Development” the opportunity to obtain some update hours (6 will be available), and 3) give individuals the opportunity to certify in Feed Management for CNMP Development. For more information visit the ISU Animal Waste Management homepage or contact Lara Moody (lmoody@iastate.edu) http://www.abe.iastate.edu/wastemgmt.

Commercial Manure Applicator Satellite Uplink
Jan. 5, 2007; 9 a.m to noon.
This workshop will provide the annual 3 hours of training needed for commercial manure applicators to initiate or renew their manure applicator license. The program will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to noon.  Commercial applicators will receive a registration brochure in early December that will identify the locations offering this workshop.  Plan now to attend this workshop. 

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan Development Course
Feb. 26-28, 2007
Texas (location being determined)
The CNMP Development Course provides the educational component of the ISU Technical Service Provider certification program. This three-day short course is designed to train individuals in the development of CNMPs. If you have questions or would like to be added to the mailing list to receive information about this training, contact Lara Moody (lmoody@iastate.edu).When available, additional course information and registration information will be posted at the following: http://www.abe.iastate.edu/wastemgmt.


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