Dry Manure Applicator Certification Workshops Offered in February

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Extension will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators on seven different dates and locations in February. The certification workshop is 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,” said Angie Rieck-Hinz, coordinator of the Manure Applicator Certification Program. 

Workshop topics will include land application rules, new rules, stockpiling requirements, a quick review of winter application laws and manure nitrogen issues. The workshops are free to attend and open to all. Applicators will be required to submit certification forms and fees to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to meet manure applicator certification requirements.

Each workshop will begin at 1 p.m. Please register for one of the workshops by calling the number listed with the selected site. Workshop locations and dates are:

  • Feb. 2, Branding Iron Restaurant, Thompson. Call 641-584-2261 to register. 

  • Feb. 10, Greenfield Chamber of Commerce meeting room, Greenfield. Call 641-743-8412 to register.  

  • Feb. 16, Sioux County Extension Office, Orange City. Call 712-737-4230 to register. 

  • Feb. 17, Ellsworth Public Library, Ellsworth. Call 515-832-9597 to register. 

  • Feb. 18, Heartland Museum, Clarion. Call 515-532-3453 to register. 

  • Feb. 22, Washington County Extension Office, Washington. Call 319-653-4811 to register. 

  • Feb. 24, Buena Vista County Extension Office, Storm Lake. Call 712-732-5056 to register.