Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter

May 1999

Extension No Longer Developing Manure Plans

by Tracy Peterson, extension communications

List of private planners available

Private consultants are taking over the job of writing manure plans as Iowa State University Extension gets out of that business.

The change is a result of a rising demand of manure plans, as required by recent legislation, according to Wendy Wintersteen, director, ISU Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Effective July 1, ISU Extension will no longer develop the manure plans required by the Department of Natural Resources. However, ISU Extension will continue to offer educational programs on manure nutrient management planning for livestock producers and agribusinesses.

"Because the need is dramatically different from county to county, staff will work together with private manure planners to determine the approach that meets local needs," Wintersteen said.

She added that Extension will develop only the most basic plans, and that producers are expected to work with Extension staff in developing them.

Effective immediately, ISU Extension will no longer complete plans for new operations or those requiring a DNR permit.

Extension has prepared a brochure, EDC176--Manure Management Planners (pdf-format), which lists planners throughout the state. This publication is available at no charge from local county Extension offices, or can be ordered from ISU Extension Distribution, 119 Printing and Publications Bldg., Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3171; phone (515) 294-5247.

The manure planners list also can be accessed from the IMMAG web site: http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/immag. Click on the Private Consultants button to reach the list of manure planners.

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