Confinement Site Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled for 2023
Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2023. The joint Delaware and Dubuque County workshop will be offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, on February 9th at 1:30 p.m. at FarmTek in Dyersville. Registration is required. There is no fee to attend the workshops, but applicators will need to pay certification fees and send the forms in to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to complete certification requirements.
A total of 63 counties will participate in the confinement site manure applicator workshops. In addition, a series of six dry/solid manure applicator certification meetings will be held in February. These meetings are tailored toward dry/solid manure for either Commercial or Confinement Site manure applicators. ISU Extension and Outreach County Offices have a complete list of workshop dates and locations, or view a list at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/immag/confinement-site-applicators or to see the brochure: https://iastate.app.box.com/file/742307608011?s=8hd8tsc6bj7z48ov8r8mhla63zmj3tpn.
The workshops serve as initial certification for those applicators who are not currently certified, recertification for those renewing licenses and continuing education for those applicators in their second or third year of their license.
Contact your ISU Extension and Outreach County office for more information about the Manure Applicator Certification Program or visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/immag/confinement-site-applicators.