University of Maryland Extension

Write Your Own Nutrient Management Plan Training

The Farmer Training and Certification course provides an opportunity for farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a producer, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, animals, and equipment. Who better to write your nutrient management plan than you? This course will teach you how to do it!

You will receive:

  • A comprehensive training binder – the training binder will be used during the class, serve as a reference during the exam, and as a valuable resource when you write future plans for your operation.
  • Certification – producers who pass the exam will be certified by MDA to write their own nutrient management plans.
  • Voucher training credits – this class will fulfill the nutrient applicator voucher training requirements.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete a nutrient management plan for your operation that meets MDA regulations.
  • In order to work on your own plan, you need to begin gathering information now. You will need a map or sketch of your operation, soil tests that are less than two years old, and a recent manure analysis (if manure is applied to your land). Contact your county Extension office if you need assistance with this.

Registration Information

  • Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come basis; therefore, register early.  Paid registrations must be received 10 days before the first class. For more information, please call 410-841-5959. Classes will be cancelled if there is lack of interest. 

Please see the attached Registration Form for dates, times, and fees.

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