CONSERVATION DISTRICT HOSTING MANURE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS For Release: May 17, 2012 Contact: Elizabeth Menhart, Communications Director/Tourism (724-852-5210)
WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Conservation District, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, is sponsoring three workshops focusing on the writing of manure management plans.
The workshops are scheduled for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Harvey’s-Aleppo Grange in Graysville; Thursday, June 7, at Carmichaels Grange in Carmichaels; and Thursday, June 14, at East Franklin Grange in Waynesburg. The workshops are free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required by Friday, May 25.
Registration and light refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m., with an introduction to the manure management manual at 6 p.m. Plan writing will be conducted from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The workshops will take producers step-by-step through a standardized plan format. All farms generating manure are required to have a written manure management plan. This includes pastured livestock, or operations with animal concentration areas or that apply manure to crop fields. These plans can be written by the landowner and must be kept on site.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection provided funding for the workshops through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant and the Clean Water Fund.
For more information, or to register for the workshops, call the Conservation District at 724-852-5278.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399. County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370