Managing manure and manure nutrients is one of the most visible aspects of environmental stewardship for many farms. The materials on this page developed for use in classrooms and extension programs, and for self-study by farmer, and ag professionals.
These materials were used to create a self study module which includes the option to receive a certificate upon successful completion of the quiz.
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1. Nutrient Management Planning
|2. Nutrient Regulations
(5 files; 12MB)
|PDF DOCx||Regulations (10MB)||Regs &
|3. Water Quality & Nutrients
(5 files; 26MB)
|PDF DOCx||Water (24MB)||11 questions|
4. Manure Storage, Agitation & Handling
|PDF DOCx||Storage (24MB)||Storage &
|5. Safety (Manure Gases)
(5 files; 65MB)
|Gases (MB)||17 questions|
6. Liquid and Solid Manure Application
|PDF DOCx||Surface Application (47MB) Liquid Manure (23MB) GPS (20MB) N Stabilizers (19MB)||Application||10 questions|
|7. Spreader Calibration
(3 files; 27MB)
|Calibration (27MB)||n/a||2 questions|
|8. Spill Response
(5 file; 26MB)
|PDF DOCx||Spills (23MB)||Spills & Public Relations||10 questions|
|9. Public Relations
(4 file; 20MB)
|PDF DOCx||Public Image (16MB)||n/a|
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Reviewers: USDA NRCS staff
Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA) is a collaborative effort of the National Young Farmers Educational Association, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Montana State University. It was funded by the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under award #2009-49400-05871. This project would not be possible without the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center the National eXtension Initiative, National Association of County Ag Agents (NACAA), National Association of Agriculture Education (NAAE), Farm Credit Services of America, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), and Montana FFA Association.