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Dry Manure Applicator Certification Offered


AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University (ISU) Extension will offer a three-hour manure applicator certification workshop for dry manure operators at three locations in February.


This certification meeting is for both confinement site 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. All attendees will be required to stay for the entire workshop.


Workshop topics will include current regulatory requirements for manure applicators, manure sampling strategies, Chapter 200A requirements for sales of dry manure, calibration and uniformity of application and stockpiling issues.


Workshop locations and dates include:

Feb. 8 at 1p.m. at the Branding Iron Restaurant in Thompson, (641) 584-2261

Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Adair County ISU Extension Office in Greenfield, (641) 743-8412 

Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Wright County ISU Extension Office, Clarion, (515) 532-3453


Please contact the phone number where you are planning to attend to register for this workshop.  There is no fee to attend these workshops.




Contacts :

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

Kapil Arora, Field Specialist, (515) 382-6551, pbtiger@iastate.edu

Shawn Shouse, Field Specialist, (712) 769-2600, sshouse@iastate.edu

Debbie Hall, County Extension Director, (641) 743-8412, debhall@iastate.edu

Carol Peterson, County Extension Director, (641) 584-2261, carolp@iastate.edu

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

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