Commercial manure applicator training Jan. 5

Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Thursday, Jan. 5. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct commercial manure applicator training from 9 am. to noon at 75 locations in Iowa, including Greene County. Doors open at 8:30 am. There is no fee for the workshop. A complete list of workshop locations can be found at:

Commercial manure applicators needing to recertify and those wanting to certify for the first time should attend. All currently certified commercial manure applicator licenses will expire on March 1, 2017. Those wanting to renew must complete training requirements and submit forms and fees to the DNR prior to March 1, to avoid paying late fees. The law requires all commercial manure applicators to attend three hours of training annually to meet certification requirements. Businesses that primarily truck or haul manure of any type or from any source are also required to meet certification requirements.

Those unable to attend the program on Jan. 5 need to schedule time with ISU Extension and Outreach – Greene County to watch the training DVD. Due to scheduling conflicts, Greene County Extension does not accept walk-in appointments to watch these DVDs, but does offer scheduled dates and times to provide this training.

Persons who can’t attend training on Jan. 5 will be charged a $10 fee to view the training at their convenience. If attending the workshops or watching the three-hour DVD is not convenient, commercial applicators may contact their local DNR field office to schedule an appointment to take the certification exam.

Another option for commercial manure applicators is to take their training on-line at DNR MAC eLearning site at The applicator will need to sign-in and get an A&A account.

In addition to the commercial manure applicator training offered on Jan. 5, ISU Extension and Outreach will also offer six dry/solid manure workshops for commercial manure applicators in February 2017.

Information regarding these workshops and locations is also contained in the link to the brochure listed above. Program requirements are the same as the regular commercial training program, but this training program is geared more toward dry/solid manure issues.

Persons who have questions about the commercial manure applicator certification program can contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office or at:

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