University of Maryland Extension

Farmer Training and Certification

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
Howard County Extenstion Office - Ellicott City
3300 N Ridge Road
Suite 240
Ellicott City, MD 21043
United States
Event Type: 

November 9, 16, 23, 30, and December 7, 2015, 6 PM – 9 PM


The Farmer Training and Certification course provides an opportunity for folks with cropland and pastures to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their operation that meets Maryland Department of Agriculture’s regulations.

This series on 5 consecutive Monday evenings will include 3 evenings of instruction (November 9, 16, & 23), one evening of testing (open-book) (November 30), and one evening of plan development (December 7).

Individuals with fields or pastures high in soil test phosphorus may require additional training and a greater time commitment. 


Required Skills:

Competency in high school math, familiarity with using a keyboard and the ability to save and retrieve files is essential for completion of the course and nutrient management plan development.


You will receive:

  • A comprehensive training binder – that 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.
  • A discount – on the purchase price NuManPro, Maryland’s nutrient management planning software.


Registration Information

  • Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come basis; therefore, register early.
  • Paid registrations must be received by October 30, 2015.
  • For more information, please call 410-841-5959. Classes will be cancelled if there is lack of interest.


Click here for Registration Form.

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