Livestock producers who need to be recertified can attend a workshop at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau on Wednesday, Feb. 19 beginning at 9 a.m.
The Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act requires producers to receive training through the University of Illinois Extension Certified Livestock Manager Training Program. This program provides producers with the best management practices for managing and handling manure. Livestock producers with more than 300 animal units must be a Certified Livestock Manager (CLM).
To become certified, producers can attend a workshop, or pass the new online CLM training, or the Illinois Department of Agriculture administered CLM exam. Producers with over 1,000 animal units are required to complete both the workshop and exam. The exam is offered following each of the CLM workshops.
The certificate, administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, is valid for three years.
The CLM workshop, sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, runs from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration fee is $35.
To register for the workshop visit: www.go.illinois.edu/CLMT.