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Conservation District to hold free workshop for farmers

February 28, 2012

Photo by Gian DeLoia – Directors of the Elk County Conservation District discuss a Manure Management Workshop during Monday night's regular meeting.

The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] was awarded a $1,000 mini-grant from the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts [PACD] to co-host a Manure Management Workshop with the Cameron County Conservation District.
"PACD is offering mini-grants for Districts to host manure workshops, so we decided to take advantage of this opportunity and host a workshop," said Conservation District Manager Steve Putt.
The free workshop will provide farmers the opportunity to sit down with Cameron and Elk County Conservation District officials to learn the new regulations and to assist in writing the plan.
According to the revised Manure Management Manual that went into effect in October 2011, all farms generating/using manure must have a manure management plan.
"The new manual requires every farmer or basically anyone with animals to have a manure management plan," Putt said.
Topics covered by the workshop will include the revised Manure Management Manual, Chapter 102 (Erosion and Sediment Control) updates and using PAOneStop for the Manure Management Plan. All attendees will receive a copy of the updated manual.

Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Next meeting
Elk County Conservation District
Monday, March 26
6 p.m.
Annex Building
Conference Rm. No. 2

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