Upcoming Online Animal Waste Recertification Classes

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A one-year extension was given for people who need animal waste continuing education hours by December 31, 2020; however, the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is allowing virtual classes through the end of this year. This may be a great opportunity to hear some excellent presentations from the comfort of your home. The dates, topics, and presenters for several upcoming online classes are listed below.
Each session is worth 3 hours CEC:
November 10, 2020, 5–8 p.m.: https://november10cec.eventbrite.com
  • Best Management Practices for Sampling Manures (30 min) – Mahmoud Sharara, NC State University
  • Weather- Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Flooding (1 hour) – National Weather Service
     Hay Production (30 min) – Dennis Hancock, formerly UGA
  • Proper Tissue Sampling (30 min) – Steph Kulesza, NC State University
  • Nutrient Mangement Planning and Cropping Systems(30 min) – Steph Kulesza, NC State University
December 3, 2020, 9 a.m.–noon: https://december3cec.eventbrite.com
  • Sludge Management and Utilization Opportunities (1 hour) – Mahmoud Sharara, NC State University
  • NC Pork Council- Legislative Updates (1 hour) – Angie Maier, NCPC
  • What to expect on a DEQ inspection (30 min) – Megan Stilley, Washington Regional Office
  • African Swine Fever update (30 min) – Jon Holt, NC State University
December 16, 2020, 1–4 p.m.: https://december16cec.eventbrite.com
  • Using Animal Waste in Forestry (30 min) – Colby Lambert, NC State Extension
  • Bermudagrass Fertilization and Issues (1 hour) – Georgia Love, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Regional Agronomist
  • Crop Production (30 min) – NC State University Crop Science Department
  • Research on Identifying DNA of Waste Products – (1 hour) – NC Pork Council Cooperation
Registration is open for these events. Use the link provided above to register for the class. After you register, a Zoom link will be sent via email a few days before the class.
Contact Becky Spearman if you have any questions about these classes:
Becky Spearman
Bladen County Extension Director and Livestock Extension Agent
Phone:  910-862-4591