Manure Management Manual Program

Learn about Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Manure Management Manual and Manure Management Plan. In addition, this page includes some information about DEP's Agricultural Erosion and Sedimentation program requirements.

Is your farm operation a Concentrated Animal Operation (CAO), a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), or an Animal Operation (AO); and what type or manure or nutrient management plan is required for each of these Pennsylvania farm classifications?

Farmers are not required to have a professional write a manure management plan for their farm. These materials and resources are provided to assist farmers in developing a Manure Management Plan for their own farm.

These materials and resources are provided to enable Conservation District staff, Penn State Extension educators, and industry representatives to plan and conduct Manure Management Plan Writing Workshops for farmers. The purpose of these hands-on workshop sessions is to guide farmers through the process of preparing a complete Manure Management Plan.