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Application training offered in Nebraska


January 18, 2010
By Marg Land


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January 14, 2010, Lincoln,
NB – In January and February, two University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
workshops at extension offices across the state will provide livestock and crop
farmers with the latest information on how to turn manure nutrients into better
crop yields while protecting the environment.
January 14, 2010, Lincoln,
NB – In January and February, two University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
workshops at extension offices across the state will provide livestock and crop
farmers with the latest information on how to turn manure nutrients into better
crop yields while protecting the environment.

Land Application Trainings
are Jan. 26 or Feb. 24. Initial training is from 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CST and
re-certification is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. CST.

Livestock producers with
livestock waste control facility permits received or renewed since April 1998
must be certified and are encouraged to attend. In addition, the farm
representative identified on the permit application must complete an approved
training program every five years, and farm personnel responsible for land
application of manure should also attend so they are aware of permit conditions
regulations.

The workshops will help
livestock producers put to use the nutrient management planning requirements of
Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality regulations and capture the
economic value of manure, said Leslie Johnson, UNL CNMP coordinator.
Participants who attend the daylong event will receive NDEQ Land Application
Training Certification.

This in-depth, one-day
class targets newly permitted livestock operations. Operations that have
already attended this initial training, but need re-certification, need only
attend the afternoon portion of the training.

Attendance at the
afternoon portion of one of the Land Application Training workshops will
fulfill NDEQ requirements for re-certification of producers who have completed
the initial land application training five or more years ago.

This portion of the
workshops will consist of a two-hour program including updates on changing
regulations and emerging manure management topics. It also will be available
via distance learning technology at several county extension offices across the
state. Those that have access to high-speed Internet can take this re-certification
training at any location, including the home or office.

Farm staff responsible for
implementing the farm's nutrient plan also are encouraged, but not required, to
attend.

For additional
information, including the location closest to you, contact Johnson, at (402)
584-3818, e-mail ljohnson13@unl.edu.

Pre-registration is
required for all workshops and can be done by visiting Land Application
Training. A $50 fee per farm (includes one farm representative) will be charged
for the day-long Land Application Training workshops plus a $10 fee for each
additional participant to cover local costs including lunch.

The Land Application
Training Re-certification portion of the workshop is free if viewing online; if
attending at an extension office the registration fee is $10.

For additional information
and to register for these workshops and other resources for managing manure
nutrients, visit the web at Livestock Manure Management.