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Commercial Manure Applicators

Monday, July 19, 2010

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct a statewide training for commercial manure applicators on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. This training will not be a live show, but will be the same program that was offered for training in January 2010.

This is an opportunity for commercial manure applicators who have not fulfilled their 2010 training to do so before the busy fall manure application season. Commercial manure applicators wishing to become certified for the first time also may attend. The workshop will provide the required three hours of annual training. Applicatorswho have already attended training in 2010 do not need to attend, but are reminded to submit their forms and fees prior to any manure hauling or land application.

Iowa law requires commercial manure applicators to attend three hours of annual training and to submit the appropriate forms and fees to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to meet certification requirements.Applicators may apply manure prior to receivingtheir certification card in the mail, but commercial applicators should carry a copy of the signed paperwork with them until they receive their certification card to prove they have attended their annual training. Commercial manure applicator licenses will expire on March 1, 2011, regardless of when training was attended in 2010.

There is no fee for the training workshop, but applicators must register with the county extension office where they plan to attend by Wednesday, Aug. 18. Applicators should bring their driver's license or a copy of their certification card. The counties offering this training can be found at www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/certifica...

If you have questions about the statewide re-show of the 2010 satellite downlink program, contact the Cherokee County Extension Office at 712-225-6196 or check on the Web at http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/immag....

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