Thursday, November 15
Please bring a packed lunch. Coffee and light snacks provided.
Cost: Free; $10 suggested donation
Learn how to protect land and water resources from pollution by livestock manure, and develop the required Manure Management Plan for your farm. Instructors from the Allegheny County Conservation District will help you complete your state-mandated Manure Management Plan in this Master Class.
Who should attend? All Pennsylvania livestock farmers, farmers and growers who apply manure of any kind to their land, horse owners, folks making compost, or who have livestock on pasture or in small holdings are encouraged to attend.
Why create a Manure Management Plan? Manure Management Plans help keep our waters free from pollution by ensuring optimal livestock manure management, storage, and application planning. The Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law* requires all farms, regardless of type or size, that apply manure to their fields, have animals that produce manure, or compost manure to have a written Manure Management Plan on site and available should it be requested.
Writing your plan. In this Master Class, work through the Manure Management Manual (provided as part of your registration packet) and through interactive planning sessions, develop a plan that applies to your own situation and farm! While you may not have completely finished your plan during the workshop, you will know what additional information or help you need, where to get that information and help, and how to finish the plan.
Pre-Registration Required: Please Register Here or contact 412-365-2985 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note that in accordance with section 5(b)(1) and Section 402 of the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, 35 P.S. Sections 691.5(b)(1); Section 1920-A of the Administrative Code of 1929, 71 P.S. Section 510-20, and 25 Pa. Code Section 91.36(b), every farm in Pennsylvania that land applies manure or agricultural process wastewater (generated on the farm or received from an importer), regardless of size, is required to have and implement a written Manure Management Plan. This includes manure and agricultural process wastewater application by various types of equipment and/or direct application of manure by animals on pastures. In other words, farms that do not mechanically apply manure but which do have pastures or animal concentration areas still need a Manure Management Plan.