AMES, Iowa — Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Jan. 7. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the training.

There is no fee for the workshop. However, pre-registration is required by Dec. 28 with the ISU Extension county office where they plan to attend training. No walk-ins are allowed.

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 March 1. Training locations include:

  • 9 a.m.: Dickinson County Community Building, Spirit Lake; Preregister to (712) 336-3488.

  • 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.: Forster Community Building, Rock Rapids; Preregister to (712) 472-2576.

  • 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.: Willow Creek Recreation Area Classroom (5945 Iowa 9, Ocheyedan); Preregister to (712) 754-3648.

Those unable to attend must schedule time with their ISU Extension county office to watch the training. Many extension offices no longer accept walk-in appointments, but do offer scheduled dates and times to see the training for a fee. The training is also offered online at https://elearning-dnr.iowa.gov/. For more information, contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach county office.

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