2014 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification

Commercial manure applicators can receive the three hours of annual continuing instruction required to maintain their manure applicator certification. There is no fee to attend the workshop  but commercial applicators are asked to pre-register in advance by contacting the Muscatine County ISU Extension Office at 563-263-5701 or 1-800-992-0894. Commercial manure applicators wishing to recertify and those wanting to certify for the first time should attend. The workshop will provide the required three hours of annual training and will cover applicator rules, recordkeeping requirements, road and transportation issues by the Iowa Department of Transportation, and a review of manure spills, prevention and mitigation strategies. All currently certified commercial manure applicator licenses will expire on March 1, 2014. Those wanting to renew must complete training requirements and submit forms and fees to the DNR prior to March 1, 2014, to avoid paying late fees. If an applicator attended training for the first time in the fall of 2013, he or she should make plans to attend the training again in  2014, to meet the annual requirements. Applicators  need to schedule time at the local ISU Extension county office to watch the training. Please note the training may not be available until mid February.  Due to scheduling conflicts, many ISU Extension offices will only accept walk-in appointments to watch these tapes at a cost of $10 per attendee. If attending the program or watching the three-hour tape is not convenient, commercial applicators may contact their local DNR field office to schedule an appointment to take the certification exam to meet certification requirements. 


More Information can be found at the manure applicator website.

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