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Certified Livestock Manager training

By Glen Arnold, CCA, Ohio State University Extension

The 2019 Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) training will be on Wednesday Feb. 6 and Thursday Feb. 7 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Reynoldsburg campus.

A Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) certification is required for any of the following:

• For a Major Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility (MCAFF) with 10,000 or more cattle; 7,000 or more mature dairy cattle; 10,000 or more veal calves; 25,000 swine over 55 lbs. or 100,000 swine under 55 lbs.; 550,000 or more turkeys, or 820,000 laying hens with other than a liquid manure system. Other requirements for a CLM are in Section 903.07 of the Oho Revised Code (ORC) and Rule 901:10-1-06 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

• For a person who is a livestock manure broker that buys, sells or land applies more than 4,500 dry tons per year or 25 million gallons of liquid manure, or its equivalent.

• For any person who is livestock manure applicator who land applies and transports more than 4,500 dry tons per year, or 25 million gallons of liquid manure, or its equivalent.
Registration for the 2019 ODA Certified Livestock Manager training is now open. You can find the registration form and training details on the ODA website by clicking this link. Deadline for registering is Friday, Feb. 1.

In order to obtain or maintain the CLM certification, an individual is required to have at least 10 hours of training every three years. These training hours are called continuing education units (CEUs).

The Midwest Professional Nutrient Applicators Association (MPNAA), the association that represents the interests of Ohio manure applicators, will be having a meeting on Wednesday February 6th at the end of ODA program. The group will then have their annual dinner at City BBQ immediately afterwards. They are always open to new members.

For any questions related to registration, please contact Nancy Cunningham at 614-728-6356 or nancy.cunningham@agri.ohio.gov.

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