Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation training set in Huron, S.D.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, is set for Jan. 18 in Huron, S.D., at the Crossroads Convention Center.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, is set for Jan. 18 in Huron, S.D., at the Crossroads Convention Center.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $50 and includes lunch, breaks and training materials.
The program begins at 8:50 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4:45 p.m.
Specialists from South Dakota State University Extension Service, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are offering the training.
The training program will meet the environmental training requirement of the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources' proposed General Water Pollution Control Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.
The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources in fall 2016 held a contested case hearing for reissuance of the General Water Pollution Control Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. The proposed permit is expected to be finalized in early 2017 and requires existing permitted operations to obtain coverage under the proposed permit between one to four years after the General Permit is issued. One of the proposed permit conditions for existing permitted operations is that an onsite representative attends an approved environmental training program within the last three years prior to obtaining a new permit. Also, if the person who attended training no longer works at the operation, another representative must attend training within one year.
This training program meets the training requirement of the proposed permit as long as it is attended within three years of obtaining coverage under the new permit. Manure applicators, producers and any other interested individuals who are not currently applying for a permit can also benefit from the information and are encouraged to attend. Certified Crop Advisor credits are available as well.
Similar training sessions are planned for July and November 2017.
Speaker line-up & presentation details
Erin Cortus , Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Environmental Quality Engineer will discuss water quality.
Bob Thaler , Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist will lead a session on livestock nutrition options for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus content of manure.
Jason Roggow, a natural resources engineer with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will give an overview of the South Dakota DENR Livestock Permit program.
Anthony Bly , SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist, will discuss managing nitrogen and phosphorus in land applications of manure.
Jason Gilb, Conservation Agronomist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will go through nutrient management planning worksheets.
John Lentz, Resource Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will cover implementing conservation practices to improve sustainability.
Erin Cortus, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Environmental Quality Engineer will conclude the day's training with a session on air quality and odor.
"Past attendees of this program have come away with at least one new practice they consider adopting related to land application, livestock feeding, air quality or soil conservation," Cortus says.
To register for the training, contact Erin Cortus at 605-688-5144.