2013 Confinement Site Manure Applicator Certification
Iowa law requires confinement site manure applicators to meet certification requirements for manure handling and land application. Certification requirements include attending two hours of annual training for each year of the 3-year license or to take and pass a certification exam once every three years.Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides the opportunity to attend annual training via a series of state-side workshops or by watching the training DVDs during monthly scheduled dates and times.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach highly encourages all confinement site manure applicators to attenone of the workshops listed or to consult their local County Extension Office's policy for "reshowing" these programs. There is no charge for attending the workshops or viewing the video on the scheduled reshow date and time. However, applicators requesting to view the training materials at non-scheduled times will be charged a fee. We encourage you to contact your County Extension Office for exactworkshop locations, dates, and times or to determine meeting options in the event of bad weather. Registration is not required for these meetings, but you may wish to contact the Extension office to ensure there will be adequate space and training materials available. Please bring your certification number so we may assist you with your paperwork.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department Natural Resources and the Iowa Pork Producer's Association, will offer a confinement site applicator workshop on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Iowa Pork Congress.
Please see the attached brochure for a statewide list of workshops for the 2013 Confinement Site Manure Applicator Certification Program. State law requires confinement site manure applicators to be certified to handle, haul, transport, or apply manure coming from a confinement facitility with more than 500 animal unites. Confinement site manure applicators are required to attend two hours of training each year for their 3-year license. Applicators who miss training during the 3-year cycle will be required to take the remedial exam prior to initiating the next cycle of certification.
Iowa law does not allow admittance to late arrivals. Be sure to arrive on time. If you are late, you may be asked to leave and attend a different workshop. Those unable to attend a workshop or view the video training must contact the local DNR field office to schedule and appointment to take the certification exam.
Additional information regarding the Manure Applicator Certification Program can be found at:
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