Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter

Winter 2004

Commercial applicator training for 2005

by Angela Rieck-Hinz, Department of Agronomy

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), will offer a satellite downlink program on Wednesday January 5, 2005 for the commercial manure applicator program. This program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program concludes at 12:30 p.m. You must be registered and in your seat by 9 a.m. when the program begins. This program will provide the mandated three hours of annual training required of commercial manure service representatives and business managers. All currently certified commercial applicators must attend training and submit forms prior to March 1, 2005 to avoid paying late fees.

Commercial manure service representatives and mangers may also meet training requirements by scheduling an appointment and watching the 3- hour tape at their local ISU Extension office or by scheduling an appointment to take the exam.

Because the training tapes are an edited version of the three-hour satellite program and must be duplicated and sent to county offices, ISU Extension can’t guarantee the training tapes will be available for training prior to mid February 2005. For this reason you are encouraged to attend the satellite program on Jan. 5, 2005.

Currently certified commercial applicators will receive a registration brochure in mid- December 2004. Complete the registration form and mail to the ISU Extension county office listed in the brochure where you plan to attend prior to Dec. 27, 2004. If you do not receive a brochure, please print one from the Web at: extension.agron.iastate.edu/immag/certification/05commmacbrochure.pdf or contact your ISU Extension county office. There is no registration fee to attend this program.

A manure applicator workshop for dry manure applicators will be held on Feb. 25, 2005 at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Extension office in Clarion. Please register for this event prior to Feb. 23, 2005 by calling the Wright County Extension office at (515) 532-3453. This workshop will be three hours in length and will meet training requirements for both confinement site and commercial manure applicators.

Commercial applicators needing to be certified in both Iowa and Minnesota can meet requirement for each state by attending one of the joint training sessions held on Jan. 5, 2005. The locations for joint training are the extension offices in Dickinson, Howard and Winnebago counties. Applicators will attend the mandatory three hours of Iowa program requirements, followed by one additional hour to meet Minnesota requirements. If you have questions about the joint training workshops, please call Angie Rieck-Hinz at (515) 294-9590.

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Iowa Manure Matters: Odor and Nutrient Management is published by Iowa State University Extension, with funding support from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service through Cooperative Agreement No. 74-6114-8-22. To subscribe or change the address of a current subscription, write to Angela Rieck-Hinz, 2104 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 50011-1010 or call 515-294-9590, fax 515-294-9985 or email: amrieck@iastate.edu. Please indicate you are inquiring about the Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter. The newsletter's coordinators are Angela Rieck-Hinz, extension program specialist, Department of Agronomy, Wendy Powers, environmental extension specialist, Department of Animal Science, and Robert Burns, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; the editor is Jean McGuire, the subscription manager is Rachel Klein, the production designer is Beth Kroeschell, and the web page designer is Liisa Jarvinen.

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