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Join us in Paulding County for a variety of State Level Events

There are many important State level events coming up in Paulding County, Ohio.  Manure Science Review (MSR), Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training (FACT), Emergency Manure Response Event, and Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLM).  While each event is a separate training and registration, the events are important hands-on educational training that additionally meet some regulations for crop and livestock producers.    

“I am exciting to be hosting so many state level events that are further away from Columbus to benefit closer travel to NW Ohio. While these events are open to any person in the state, most require an RSVP and fee,” said Sarah Noggle.

The 2017 Ohio State University Manure Science Review is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2nd at the Stoller Brothers & Sons farm west of Paulding, Ohio. The review will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the home farm located at 9257 Rd. 144, Paulding. Coffee and donuts will be offered in the morning before the field day kicks off with the afternoon activities ending by 3:30 p.m.  Registration and additional information can be found on the online form with can be found here: or

On the afternoon of August 2nd, our office has paired with our local Emergency Management Agency to have a live manure spill response demonstration.  The event will be at 3:30 p.m. at the location of Manure Science Review.  The event is free and no registration is required.

Paulding County is hosting a Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) training on Thursday, August 3rd at 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  Manure from large livestock and poultry farms can be an asset as an organic fertilizer when handled and recycled properly. It can also be the largest liability for a farm if handled incorrectly.

The one-day Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLM) session is for any farmer, producer, or custom applicator who needs Certified Livestock Manager continuing education units or those who just want to learn more about best manure management practices. As nutrient management (whether with manure, commercial fertilizer, biosolids, etc.) and water quality remain at the forefront of concern for both agriculture, environmentalists, and the public, education is a key component to making the right decisions in the field.  Registration can be found at

A Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) certification is required for any of the following:

1.) For a Major Concentrated Animal Feeding Facility (MCAFF) as defined in Ohio Revised Code Section 903.01. Examples of MCAFFs include facilities with more than 10,000 cattle, more than 7,000 mature dairy cattle, more than 10,000 veal calves, more than 25,000 swine over 55 lbs. or 100,000 swine under 55 lbs., more than 550,000 turkeys, or more than 820,000 laying hens with other than a liquid manure handling system.

2.) For a person who is a livestock manure broker who buys, sells, or land applies annually more than 4,500 dry tons of manure or more than 25 million gallons of liquid manure.

3.) For a person who is a livestock manure applicator who land applies or transports annually more than 4,500 dry tons of manure or more than 25 million gallons of liquid manure.

To receive Certified Livestock Manager certification through the Ohio Department of Agriculture, a farmer or custom applicator must acquire 10 hours of continuing education units, complete the Certified Livestock Manager application and submit the $50 application fee payable to: Ohio Department of Agriculture. For more information, visit the web site at: and click on “Licensing Requirements” for additional information. 

Finally, OSU Extension will offer a Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training (FACT) on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, OH.  This is one of the last opportunities to receive the certification in NW Ohio by the September 30, 2017 deadline.  Fertilizer applicator certification is required if you apply fertilizer (other than manure) to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale.  Fertilizer is any substance with an analysis of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, or other plant nutrient in a dry or liquid formulation. All application types (broadcast, side dress, sub-surface, knifing, etc.) are included in the certification requirement. Registration can be found at and RSVPs are due by July 31 . Walk-ins are available if space permits. 

For more detailed information, visit the Paulding County Extension website at or the OSU Extension Paulding County Facebook page. 

For additional information on any crop or horticulture topic, contact Sarah Noggle, Paulding County Extension Educator, Ag and Natural Resources, at  Individuals can also walk in the OSU Extension Office at 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding or call 419-399-8225, ext. 8228.

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