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2020 Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) recertification workshops

Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) recertification workshops

By: Chryseis Modderman, Extension educator - crops, manure management

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

Each workshop has a base fee of $10, though certain locations may be more due to lunch being provided. The base fee helps pay for speaker travel.

Cash, checks, or credit/debit cards are accepted at the door.

Get more details, including dates and locations, for the 2020 workshops

Topics to be covered in the 2020 workshops include:

  • MDA CAWT program update
  • Resources for CAWTs 
  • New manure nutrient rate guidelines 
  • Where to apply manure? Situational awareness 
  • Recordkeeping 
  • Biosecurity 

Recertification reminders:

  • Bring your CAWT card to class to be scanned for credit.
  • NEW applicators who have not been previously certified: You must watch a video and take a quiz for your initial certification. You cannot receive initial certification through these workshops. 
  • Certified applicators: You can either watch a video and take a quiz EVERY year, or attend a recertification workshop EVERY OTHER year. 
  • Site managers: You must attend a workshop EVERY OTHER year. 
  • Anyone who arrives more than 15 minutes late or leaves early will not be allowed to receive recertification credit. 
For more information on CAWT Licensing, please refer to the MDA website.

If you have questions, please call MDA at 651-201-6146 or email

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


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Support for this project was provided in part by the Agricultural Fertilizer Research & Education Council (AFREC).
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