Free Training for Professionals Interested in Providing Nutrient Management Planning Services to Farmers
February 25-26, 2014 from 9:30AM-4:00PM
Findlay Inn & Conference Center, 200 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Press release (PDF)
Crop advisors in the Western Lake Erie Basin have an exciting opportunity to improve nutrient management and farmer productivity this season. This February 25-26, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Ohio State University Extension, in collaboration with IPM Institute of North America, will host a free training event for Certified Crop Advisors to become Technical Service Providers (TSPs) qualified to write Nutrient Management Plans.
With TSP certification in Nutrient Management Planning, growers and their advisors can take advantage of funding available through NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP provides financial assistance to growers to hire qualified professionals to create and implement approved plans addressing the 4Rs: Right fertilizer source, at the Right rate, at the Right time and in the Right place.
Registrants will receive TSP certification training from an NRCS representative on February 25 from 9:30AM-4:00PM, with the option to participate in additional training for nutrient management plan writing on February 26, hosted by Greg LaBarge, extension educator with Ohio State University Extension.
For more information and to register:
Download a registration form (.docx)
Call or email Kip Studer, Resource Management Planner, IPM Institute
(567) 213-1397, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Mark Adelsperger, Resource Management Specialist, IPM Institute
(419) 294-8960, email@example.com
Participants should be a Certified Crop Advisor or Certified Professional Crop Consultant in good standing. Contact us for additional details if you are not certified.
Laptops are required for each participant. A limited number of laptops will be made available to those who cannot provide their own, please indicate this when registering for the training.
Participants must set up e-Authorization accounts in USDA NRCS TechReg and install required software prior to the event. Contact Kip Studer or Mark Adelsperger for more information.
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