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October 10, 2003   Email to Friend 

Brian Hardin
(334) 613-4217
October 10, 2003

Alabama Pork Producers, National Pork Board and Alabama Cooperative Extension System are hosting a series of meetings to discuss Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning. There will be a total of six hours of educational programs offered in two locations. Pork producers who attend all six hours will receive a certificate of completion. Each hour of attendance will count as one CEU for CAFO registration purposes.

The program will cover the components of a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan. Farmers who attend will have the information they need to decide what components are required for their farm and how to make the plan work. A CNMP is similar to the Waste Management System Plan required by ADEM for all Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, according to Alabama Farmers Federation Pork Division Director Brian Hardin.

One set of meetings will be in Aliceville at the Plantation House Restaurant Oct. 30, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Each meeting will begin at 11 a.m. and will end by 2 p.m. If you plan to attend, please contact Sam Wiggins at the Pickens County Extension Office (205) 367-8148.

The other set of meetings will be at the DeKalb County Farmers Federation (Alfa) office in Rainsville on Oct. 21, Nov. 11, and Dec. 16. The first meeting will begin at 11 a.m. and will end by 2 p.m. The second and third meetings will be held in the evening from 6-9 p.m. If you plan to attend, please contact Brian Hardin at (334) 613-4217 or 1-800-392-5705, ext. 4217, or email bhardin@alfafarmers.org.

The following topics will be covered during the training:
• Introduction to Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning
• Conservation Planning & Land Treatment
• Record Keeping Systems
• Manure and Wastewater Handling, Storage, and Treatment
• Site Information
• Production Information
• Operation and Maintenance
• Mortality Management
• Air Quality and Emission Sources
• Nutrient Management Feed Management
• Other Utilization Activities
• Conclusions and Next Steps

Meals will be included in all meetings and participants are encouraged to registered ahead of time. Please RSVP by the day prior to each meeting. For more information, please contact Brian Hardin or Frank Owsley, Extension Animal Scientist (334) 844-1505.

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