AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators on seven different dates and locations in February. These workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.
“The information in this workshop will benefit not only those needing certification, but anyone using dry or solid sources of manure as a nutrient resource,” says Angie Rieck-Hinz, coordinator of the Manure Applicator Certification Program. “This year’s program features speakers from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship who will discuss the requirements of selling and buying manure under Chapter 200A.”
Workshop topics will include land application rules, stockpiling requirements, a look at current research results from winter application of solid manures and discussion on the requirements for buying and selling manure. The workshops are free to attend and open to all. Applicators will be required to submit certification forms and fees to the Iowa DNR to meet manure applicator certification requirements.
Please register for one of the workshops by calling the number listed with the selected site. Workshop locations and dates are: