Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter

Spring 2003

Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicator Association

by Kevin Westaby, Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association

The Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association (ICNAA) was recently formed to unite commercial and confinement site manure applicators. Many issues concerning the industry have been passed into law over the past several years without input from this sect of the industry. It is the association’s intent to address the issues impacting applicators as a united voice.

ICNAA has several goals for 2003 and beyond, with many of them currently in motion. Goals include 1) maintaining a positive image by educating the public of the industry’s professionalism while promoting environmental stewardship, 2) working with state legislators and regulators to become proactive participants in legislative matters and committees, and 3) providing direct input in the certification process and training requirements.

ICNAA membership consists of commercial nutrient applicators, confinement site manure applicators, service providers, and associate members. A membership application form is available on the Iowa Manure Management Action Group Web site at: http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/immag/certification/icnaaapplform.doc or by contacting a current association officer.

ICNNA Officers
President Kevin Westaby, (641) 692-3222
Vice President John Kluesner, (641) 648-6714
Secretary Dean Wurzer, (563) 429-3151
Treasurer Kim Hanson, (641)-648-3181

ICNAA, in a very short time, has been recognized as a united voice and is currently providing input to elected officials on issues concerning our industry. Legislation has been introduced to allow for a change in the current certification fees. ICNAA also will continue to provide additional subject matter ideas for the applicator certification training workshops. The officers and board of directors are very excited about the progress the association has made thus far. Feel free to contact the officers listed herein for further information and please consider joining this unified effort.

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