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Livestock manager training set

The 2020 Certified Livestock Manager Training workshops, held in 10 locations throughout the state, will include a session on Feb. 19 in Sycamore.

The University of Illinois Extension workshops provide Illinois livestock producers the manure management training they need to meet the requirements of the state’s Livestock Management Facilities Act.

The Livestock Management Facilities Act requires facilities with 300 or more animal units to have at least one employee certified in proper manure handling procedures.

For facilities with 300 to 999 animal units, at least one employee must attend a workshop or pass the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Certified Livestock Manager exam.

Employees of facilities with 1,000 or more animal units must do both to achieve certification.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive. The training will take 3 1/2 hours with the IDOA exam administered after the training.

Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Producers are encouraged to preregister at least two weeks in advance to ensure a seat for the session that fits their schedule.

To register, visit For questions with registration, call UI Extension at 815-858-2273.

The registration fee is $35. If more than one employee from the same farm signs up, the first registration will cost $35 and each additional registration will cost $25.

Lunch will not be offered, but coffee and snacks will be provided.

Visit the Certified Livestock Managers Training webpage at for more information about registration, manuals, online training options and other resources.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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