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Rutgers Extension providing training for animal waste management plans


March 25, 2009
By Rutgers Cooperative Extension

pigs02March 24, 2009, New Brunswick, N.J. – Educators from Rutgers
Cooperative Extension will be providing training for livestock farmers
in the development of Self-Certified Animal Waste Management Plans as
required by the state of New Jersey.

March 24, 2009, New Brunswick, N.J. – Educators from Rutgers Cooperative Extension will be providing training for livestock farmers in the development of Self-Certified Animal Waste Management Plans as required by the state of New Jersey.

pigs02On February 9, the state approved an Animal Waste Management Rule, obliging all livestock owners to proactively address and manage non-point source pollution that could originate from livestock operations, including those housing horses, dairy cows, cattle, swine, goats, sheep, poultry and all other domesticated species considered farm animals.

All operations with eight or more animal units (one animal unit equals 1,000 pounds) and fewer than 300 animal units must develop a self-certified Animal Waste Management Plan over the next 18 to 36 months. The training classes led by Rutgers Cooperative Extension will assist farm owners and managers with developing and filing these plans.

Sessions will take place in four locations in Salem, Monmouth, Hunterdon and Sussex counties for the remainder of March and through April.

Dates and times are subject to change, and additional dates will be scheduled. Please visit http://njaes.rutgers.edu/animal-waste-management/meetings.asp for additional information.

More information is available at any county Cooperative Extension office. A complete list of offices and contact details may be accessed at http://njaes.rutgers.edu.


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