Dry Manure Applicator Certification Workshops Offered by Extension

December 3, 2020, 9:43 am | Daniel Andersen, Rachel Kennedy, Melissa McEnany

dry/solid manure application.AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators on six different dates and locations in February. These workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.

“The information in this workshop will benefit not only those needing certification, but anyone using dry or solid sources of manure as a nutrient resource,” said Dan Andersen, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and extension agriculture engineering specialist at Iowa State University and coordinator of the manure applicator certification program.

The workshops are free to attend and open to all. Applicators will be required to submit certification forms and fees to the Iowa DNR to meet manure applicator certification requirements.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, pre-registration is required. No walk-ins are allowed. Register for one of the workshops by calling the number listed with the selected site. All workshops begin at 1 p.m.

  • Feb. 15, ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County, Washington. Call 319-653-4811.
  • Feb. 16, Wright County, Dows Community Center, Dows. Call 515-532-3453.
  • Feb. 17, ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County, Orange City. Call 712-737-4230.
  • Feb. 18, ISU Extension and Outreach Buena Vista County, AEA Office, Storm Lake. Call 712-732-5056.
  • Feb. 19, Hamilton County, Kamrar Lions Community Building, Kamrar. Call 515-832-9597.
  • Feb. 22, Adair County, 4H/FFA Center, Greenfield. Call 641-743-8412.
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