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Certification Workshops Offered for Dry Manure Applicators


AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University (ISU) Extension will offer a three-hour manure applicator certification workshop for dry manure operators on five different dates and locations in February 2007.

This certification meeting is for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry poultry manure. Although confinement site manure 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 three-hour workshop. 


Workshop topics will include current regulatory requirements for manure applicators, an update on avian influenza, calibration and uniformity of application, a research update on poultry manure as a fertilizer source, and results of a study using eggshells as a liming source.


The workshops are free, however applicators will be required to submit certification forms and fees to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to meet manure applicator certification requirements.


“These workshops not only helps meets certification requirement for manure applicators, anyone who uses poultry manure as a fertilizer source will benefit from attending by keeping current on recent research results looking at poultry manure nutrients,” says Angie Rieck-Hinz, ISU Extension program specialist.


Workshop locations and dates include:

  • Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. at the Sac County Extension Office, Sac City, (712) 662-7131
  • Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Office, Greenfield, (641) 734-8412;
  • Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Washington County Extension Office, Washington, (319) 653-4811;
  • Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. at the Heartland Museum, Clarion, (515) 532-3453;
  • Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. at the Branding Iron Restaurant, Thompson, (641) 584-2261.

Please call the phone number above for the location you plan to attend to register for this workshop. 



Contacts :

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

Jean McGuire, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu