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Nutrient management classes in WI


September 27, 2010
By Manure Manager

September 23, 2010 –
Educators and conservation officials in a four-county area are once again
working together to offer nutrient management education at various locations in
north central Wisconsin.

September 23, 2010 –
Educators and conservation officials in a four-county area are once again
working together to offer nutrient management education at various locations in
north central Wisconsin.

To kick off the 2010/11
training, three introductory meetings are available:

The open house is an introduction
to nutrient management, and will provide information necessary for farmers to
prepare to take the training course this winter. Designed and recommended for
farmers becoming qualified for the first time and for farmers needing to become
re-qualified (once every four years) to develop their own nutrient management
plan.

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It is a key opportunity to
receive essential information on soil sampling needs for this fall, updates on
recent changes in nutrient management regulations, and address questions that
producers have on nutrient management compliance or the training series.

Last year’s training
series included more than 50 producers in Marathon, Lincoln, Clark, and Taylor
counties. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer
Protection (DATCP)
-approved Nutrient Management Training Series is for
livestock and crop producers interested in developing their first qualified
nutrient management plan (qNMP) or as a refresher to maintain “qualified
planner” status. Each participant completing last year’s training and filing a
qNMP received reimbursement for their class enrollment fee. Trainers are hoping
to again provide this opportunity to producers through grant funds.
DATCP-approved classes to develop qNMPs will be offered in Abbotsford, Spencer,
Greenwood, Medford, and Wausau in January and February 2011. The class will
cover plan development and implementation, using SNAP-Plus computer software or
a manual option. Upon completion of the class, producers will have a qualified
plan that meets state requirements, as well as available cost-share
opportunities.

The open house is
complimentary. No registration necessary.

For more information
contact Melissa Klein at 715-803-1671 or 888-NTC-7144, Ext.1671 or email
klein@ntc.edu.


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