Farmer Training & Certification: Write Your Own Nutrient Management Plan

The Farmer Training and Certification workshops provide opportunities for producers with cropland and pastures who use commercial fertilizer and/or manure to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their operation that meet Maryland Department of Agriculture’s regulations.

Individuals with fields or pastures high in soil test phosphorus may require additional training and a greater time commitment.

Required Skills:

  • Competency in high school math, familiarity with using a keyboard, and the ability to save and retrieve files is essential for completion of the course and nutrient management plan development.

You will receive:

  • A comprehensive training binder – the training binder will be used during the class, serve as a reference during the exam, and as a valuable resource when you write future plans for your operation.
  • Certification – producers who pass the exam will be certified by MDA to write their own nutrient management plans.
  • Voucher training credits – this class will fulfill the nutrient applicator voucher training requirements.

Registration Information

  • Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come basis; therefore, register early.
  • Paid registrations must be received 10 days before the first class. Classes will be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day ($35 certification fee, includes lunch on first day)

Workshop Sessions:

  • #1 University of Maryland Wye Research and Education
    • January 22 (snow date January 25) and February 5 (exam and plan writing) (snow date February 8)
  • #2 University of Maryland Extension Frederick County office
    • January 28 (snow date February 1) and February 11 (exam and plan writing) (snow date February 15)
    • 6 – 9 PM each evening ($20 certification fee)
  • #3 University of Maryland Extension Howard County Office
    • February 6, 13, 20 and 27 (exam) and March 6 (plan writing) (snow date March 13)

To register, click here for the flyer

For more information, please call 410-841- 5959.

  • January 22, 2019 / 9:30 AM
  • Location Varies by Workshop Session
  • -, MD 20735
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