Did you know that ALL farms in Pennsylvania that generate or use manure MUST have a manure or nutrient plan for their farm? That’s right!
Any farm that has a concentrated animal operation is required to have a certified planner prepare a nutirent management plan for their farm. A farm with over 8 animals weighing 1,000 pounds or more that exceeds 2 animals per acre, is considered a concentrated animal operation.
Small farms with horses and livestock, that do not have a concentrated animal operation, are required to have a manure management plan for their farm. Farm owners can prepare their own plans.
To help horse farm owners, Penn State Extension is offering a 2 night short course on how to write a manure management plan. The short course will be held at the Northampton County Extension office June 6th, 2012 and June 27th, 2012, from 7:00PM until 9:00PM.
Space is limited to 20 participants, so everyone can receive individual help in preparing their plan. Cost is $25. So register early to reserve your spot.
If you have any questions, contact Donna Foulk or Sarah Rihl at 610-746-1970.