Plan Writing Workshop

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

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Oct 24, 2017 9:00 AM to Oct 26, 2017 1:00 PM


State College, PA

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Workshop Topics

This training prepares plan writers in developing nutrient management plans that meet the requirements of Act 38 and provide a beneficial tool to farmers to manage their manure and fertilizer nutrients.

Participants will use information from a sample farm to develop a nutrient management plan. This includes:

  • Identifying manure groups
  • Calculating manure inventories
  • Planning crop yields
  • Nutrient recommendations
  • Allocating manure to crops to meet nutrient requirements


Completion of the Managing Manure Nutrients Workshop is a prerequisite for this training. Participation in this workshop is a prerequisite for the Plan Review Workshop.


Registration is required for all Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Specialist Certification trainings. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration closes one week prior to the training date.

All registrations must be made through the PAPlants. Guidelines for using PAPlants are outlined in the PAPlants User Guide.

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