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NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Agricultural Nutrient Management Training Program

DATES CLASS DESCRIPTION
January 22, 2019 Operator Certification for Nutrient Management Plan Writing
Nursery Operator Certification (FTC) for writing nursery nutrient management plans will be offered to growers who are interested in attaining Farmer Training Certification for writing nutrient management plans. This training program will assist you in writing a nutrient management plan for your nursery or greenhouse operation or Controlled Environment.
Various Dates: October 2018 - March 2019 Voucher Training​
Farmers who apply nutrients to 10 or more acres of cropland are required to attend a two-hour nutrient applicator training course once every three years. Click the Voucher Training link above for dates and locations of this free training. Farmers​ who are certified to write their own nutrient management plans are not required to attend voucher training. 
Various Dates:
January - April 2019​
2019 Update Your Nutrient Management Plan Sessions
University of Maryland Extension Nutrient Management Specialists will be available to assist farm operators in updating their nutrient management plans for the upcoming cropping season.  
Various Dates: 
January -  March 2019​
Farmer Training​ and Certification Workshop 2019
These workshops allow producers with cropland and pastures who use commercial fertilizer and/or manure to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations that meet the department's requirements.
Various Dates: 
March 2019​
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Farmer Training and Certification for Intensive Small Scale Food Production Operations
This class provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations.  
Webinars
(Available Anytime)
Learn and Earn CEUs Online
The University of Maryland and other institutions provide excellent nutrient management webinars. Even if you cannot attend a session "live," you might be able to earn CEUs at a later date.

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Turfgrass Nutrient ​Management Program

DATES/LOCATION CLASS DESCRIPTION
Statewide  2019 ​​NEW: 2019 Exam Schedule and Application for Professional Fertilizer Applicator
​Statewide 2018-2019 Recertification Seminars for Certified Professional Fertilizer Applicators​
NEW: Howard County Recertification Seminar