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 or office. 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