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ACT Animal Concentration Areas Training

Workshop provides critical training on how to identify manure management practices and animal concentration areas, how to conduct an evaluation of these areas to determine the adequacy of practices to prevent water pollution, and how to identify BMP's to address identified inadequate manure management practices that must be included in an ACT 38 nutrient management plan. These approaches are introduced in the classroom and practically applied with exercises using multiple on-farm situations.

Target Audience:
All commercial, public and individual nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification. Other field personnel with limited experience in assisting to solve manure management on animal concentration areas are encouraged to attend.

Course is available for Module 7 as needed and also for 4 hours of Continuing Education Credits in the Nutrient Management category.

Sponsoring Organizations:  
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission (SCC)
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Contact:  
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Mike Aucoin
(717) 772-5218

Dates and Locations:
May 22 & 23, 2013
Berks County
USDA Field Office in Berks County

 

Prerequisites:
None