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2019 Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) Recertification Workshops

tractor spreading manure.
By Chryseis Modderman, Extension educator – crops, manure management

There are several upcoming opportunities for Minnesota commercial manure haulers to attend the Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) workshops.

Topics in the 2019 workshops include:

  • CAWT program update – presented by the MDA
  • Regulations update for haulers – presented by the DOT
  • Nutrient availability in manure: what, when, where – presented by University of Minnesota Extension
  • Applying manure in extreme conditions – presented by MPCA and University of Minnesota Extension
  • Manure gas safety – presented by University of Minnesota Extension

Get more details, including dates and locations.

Each workshop has a base fee of $10, though certain locations may be more due to lunch being provided.

New this year

  • Online registration! Though online registration is encouraged, walk-in registration will also be available at each location (cash, credit/debit card, and check accepted at the door).
  • Commercial Animal Waste Applicators will now be able to attend workshops for recertification credit. Attending a workshop in 2019 will give you credit for 2020-2021. You will need to either attend a workshop or watch the video in 2021. Attending a workshop gives recertification credit for two years. Watching the video gives credit for one year. If you have questions, please call MDA at 651-201-6146 or email
  • Be sure to bring your CAWT card to the workshops to be scanned. This takes the place of filling out the CAWT card for attendance credit.

News of a workshop cancellation due to inclement weather will be available through the Farm Information Line at 1-800-232-9077.
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