Land Application Training Field Day planned Feb. 24 | TheFencePost.com

Land Application Training Field Day planned Feb. 24

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Livestock and crop farmers can hear the latest information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment by attending a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension workshop in February at Scottsbluff.

Land Application Training will be available Feb. 24 at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in the Board Room. Initial training is from 8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MST, and re-certification is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. MST.

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.

Lunch will be provided at the Scottsbluff site. Attendees will receive notebooks with regulations and other information, as well as a disc with record-keeping software.

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 Tom Holman, UNL Extension educator. Participants who attend the day-long 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. Attendance at the afternoon portion will fulfill NDEQ requirements for re-certification.

Recommended Stories For You

The afternoon will consist of a two-hour program including updates on changing regulations and emerging manure management topics. Those who have access to high-speed Internet can take this re-certification training at any location, including the home or office.

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 http://water.unl.edu/lat. 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.

For additional information and to register for these workshops and other resources for managing manure nutrients, visit the Web at http://water.unl.edu/manure.