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.

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

Reshows of the training will be done by DVD. Applicators are required to call ahead to make an appointment at least one day before to view it. If no one calls to schedule an appointment, the DVD will not be shown. 

Reshows will be done in Orange City on the third Thursday of each monthexcept for in July. Call Jackie at 712-737-4230 for details and/or to make an appointment. 

In the event that a conflict arises with this time and date, such as other ISU Extension and Outreach Programs, the DVD will not be shown that month. Please call before to assure a reshow will be held. 

There is no charge for attending the workshops or viewing the DVD on the scheduled reshow date and time at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office. However applicators requesting to view the DVD on dates not scheduled at our office will be charged a fee of $10 per person. 

Important Note

To all Confinement Site Applicators, Commercial Manure Applicators and Business owners:

When attending certification training in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office, for biosecurity reasons, please wear clean clothes into the office or be prepared to leave boots and coats outside.

Manure Reshow Dates in Neighboring Counties

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

  • Lyon County (712) 472-2576 - First Thursday of Month
  • O'Brien County (712) 957-5045 - First Thursday of Month
  • Osceola County (712) 754-3648 - Second Tuesday of Month