Manure Applicator Certification Programs

Participants will receive required training for certification on safety, regulations, nutrient value, and economics of manure management. Specialized training programs are available for commercial, confinement site and dry/solid manure applicators. Visit the Iowa Manure Management Action Group website for more information.

Upcoming Manure Applicator Trainings in Lyon County


  • March 7, 2024 | 9AM
    • Lyon County Extension Office
  • April 4, 2024 | 9AM
    • Lyon County Extension Office


  • March 7, 2024 | 1PM
    • Lyon County Extension Office
  • April 4, 2024 | 1 PM
    • Lyon County Extension Office

Contact the Lyon County Extension & Outreach Office at (712) 472-2576 to register for a manure applicator program.


Online Manure Applicator Certification

Commercial and Confinement applicators have another option, online certification, which allows an applicator to take their training on-line at DNR MAC eLearning site. The applicator will need to sign-in and get an account (instructions listed on the site).

Once the applicator has successfully done all the modules, they will be instructed on how to obtain their certificate and to pay for their certification.

Each applicator wanting to receive their instruction this way will need a computer. Only one person will get credit, so if more than one person “watches” the program, the person who signed in will get certified.

Manure Applicator Recertification - Reshow Policy

Applicators are required to call ahead to make an appointment at least one day in advance to view the reshow and if no one calls to schedule an appointment, the DVD will not be shown. Also, in the event that a conflict arises with this date and time, such as another extension program, the DVD will not be shown that month.

Commercial Manure Applicator certification DVD will be shown on the first Thursday of each month starting in February 2024 at 9:00 A.M. 

Confinement Site Manure Applicator certification DVD will be shown on the first Thursday of each month beginning February 2024 at 1:00 P.M.  

Dry Manure Applicator training DVD will meet certification requirements for both commercial and confinement site manure applicators and will be available upon request.

There is no charge for attending the workshops or viewing the DVD on the scheduled reshow dates at the ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County Office. A $10 fee will be charged if attendance is necessary on date other than scheduled reshows.

Questions can be directed to to Carly at 712-472-2576.

Manure Reshow Dates in Neighboring Counties

Please contact the following offices to verify/confirm times and locations of manure reshow days.

  • O'Brien County (712) 957-5045 - First Thursday of Month
  • Osceola County (712) 754-3648 - Second Tuesday of Month
  • Sioux County (712) 737-4230 - Third Thursday of Month