Manure from large livestock and poultry farms can be an asset as an organic fertilizer when handled and recycled properly. It can also be the largest liability for a farm if handled incorrectly. The Ohio Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a Certified Livestock Manager Training Session for any farmer, producer, or custom applicator who needs to get certified by ODA, or would like to learn more about best manure management practices. As nutrient management and water quality remain at the forefront of concern for agriculture, environmentalists, and the public, education is a key component to making the right decisions in the field.
Join us for this two-day session that will cover topics such as nutrient management, water quality issues, record keeping practices, manure technology and equipment, spill response, and a review of rules and regulations concerning manure handling.
Who is required to attend?
- Anyone who buys, sells, land applies, or transports more than 4,500 dry tons of solid manure or 25 million gallons of liquid manure per year.
- Owners/operators of a major concentrated animal feeding facility.
Who should attend?
- Anyone who buys, sells, land applies, or transports manure and would like to learn more about best management practices.
- Anyone wanting CLM or CCA continuing education credits.
More information about the Certified Livestock Manager program can be found here: CLM