WAYNESBURG – Farmers and livestock owners are encouraged to attend a manure management workshop scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 26. Hosted by the Greene County Conservation District, the workshop will be held in the second-floor conference room of the Greene County Office Building at 93 E. High St., Waynesburg. The workshop is free, although registration is required by Feb. 21.
According to state Department of Environmental Protection regulations, anyone whose farm operations involve applying manure to land – whether by fork, machine or naturally by animal – is required to have a written manure management plan, regardless of the size of the operation.
Offering free workshops is just one way that the Conservation District can provide resources and assistance to anyone with questions or who needs help writing or developing manure management plans. District staff can also meet one-on-one with individuals and evaluate plans.
Financial and other support for this workshop has been provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc., through a grant from the state DEP under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Continuing education credits are available for attending this workshop.
For more information, or to register for the workshop, call the Conservation District at 724-852-5278, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.