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Livestock training workshops scheduled


November 27, 2009
By Manure Manager

November 25, 2009, Springfield, IL – Workshops have been scheduled to
provide Illinois livestock producers the manure management training
they need to meet the requirements of the state’s Livestock Management
Facilities Act

November 25, 2009, Springfield, IL – Workshops have been scheduled to
provide Illinois livestock producers the manure management training
they need to meet the requirements of the state’s Livestock Management
Facilities Act.

The Certified Livestock Manager Training workshops will be held Dec. 15, 2009, through March 9, 2010.

The curriculum has been updated to reflect the latest industry
practices and offer new information to producers who may have completed
the training before and are renewing their certification. The new
workshop topics include:

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  • Winter spreading of manure
  • Manure on forage crops; feed storage run-off solutions
  • Operating safely around manure storages
  • Foaming liquid manure storages
  • Innovative manure processing and odor control technologies

The Livestock Management Facilities Act requires facilities with 300 or
more animal units have at least one employee certified in proper manure
handling procedures. For facilities with 300 to 999 animal units, the
employee either must attend a workshop or pass the Illinois Department
of Agriculture’s Certified Livestock Manager exam. Employees of
facilities with 1,000 or more animal units must do both to achieve
certification.

Employees also have the option of taking five online quizzes. Passing
them is the equivalent of having attending a workshop, but does not
substitute for passing the Certified Livestock Manager exam.

To register for a workshop, call the University of Illinois Extension
at 1-800-345-6087. The cost is $30. If more than one employee from the
same farm signs-up, each registration after the first will cost $20, a
$10 discount.

The workshops will use the instructional manual for the national
Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship (LPES) Curriculum,
which can be bought at the time of registration for $62, including
shipping and handling. The manual also is available on compact disc for
$32. There is no charge to take the online quizzes other than the cost
of a manual.

To register for the online program option, contact Randy
Fonner by calling (217) 333-2611 or by e-mailing
clmt@illinois.edu.


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