IOWA FALLS, Iowa — Commercial manure applicators needing to recertify and those wanting to certify for the first time should attend the Commercial Manure Applicator’s Workshop scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hardin County Extension Office in Iowa Falls. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee to attend but commercial applicators should register by January 3, by contacting the Hardin County ISU Extension Office at ph. 641-648-4850 or toll free 1-888-648-5005. Businesses that primarily truck or haul manure of any type or from any source are also required to meet certification requirements.
The workshop will provide the required three hours of annual training. All current certified commercial manure applicator licenses expire March 1, 2020. Those wanting to renew must complete training requirements and submit forms and fee to the DNR prior to March 1, 2020, to avoid paying late fees. If an applicator attended training for the first time in the fall of 2019, they should make plans to attend the training again in January 2020 to meet the annual requirements.
Certification fees for commercial manure applicators have not changed for 2020. County extension offices will be charging a $10 fee to applicators choosing to view the certification materials on a non-scheduled reshow day at the county extension office.
If attending the Jan. 8 commercial manure applicator program or watching the three-hour DVD at another time is not convenient, commercial applicators may contact their local DNR field office to schedule an appointment to take the certification exam. In addition to needing an appointment to take the exam, applicators must bring a pencil and photo I.D., and should plan to bring a calculator.
Applicators now have another option, online certification, which an applicator can take their training on-line at DNR MAC eLearning site at https://elearning-dnr.iowa.gov/ The applicator will need to sign-in and get an A&A account.
The workshop is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. For more information, contact Hardin County ISU Extension at ph. 641-648-4850 or toll free 1-888-648-5005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/mac.html
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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