Extension News

Certification Program Offered for Dry Manure Applicators

Note to media editors: Use before Feb. 25

2/4/2005

Iowa State University Extension will offer a three-hour manure applicator certification workshop for dry manure operators on Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to Noon.

This certification meeting is for confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry manure. Although confinement site applicators are only required to attend two hours of annual training, this meeting will be three hours in length to provide training to commercial applicators and all attendees will be required to stay for the entire three-hour workshop.

Workshop topics will include current regulatory requirements for manure applicators, equipment weight restrictions, dry manure nutrient management and soil sampling requirements, sales of dry manure, P-Index manure plans and resources for manure applicators.

The meeting will be held at the Wright County Extension Office in Clarion. Applicators need to arrive prior to the 9 a.m. start and also need to bring their current certification number to complete paperwork requirements. There is no registration fee for the meeting, but applicators are asked to pre-register prior to Feb. 22, to ensure adequate space and materials by calling the Wright County Extension office at (515) 532-3453.

Contacts :

Angela Rieck-Hinz, Agronomy, (515) 294-9590, amrieck@iastate.edu

Kapil Arora, Extension Agricultural Engineer, (515) 382-6551, pbtiger@iastate.edu

John Holmes, Extension Field Crop Specialist, (515) 532-3453, jdholmes@iastate.edu

Leroy Jensen, Wright County Extension Education Director, (515) 532-3453, lhjensen@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu