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Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) workshops

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2022 Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) recertification training for MDA licensure

If you are a site manager or applicator who needs to recertify in 2022, you will have the option to take the course in person OR online.

MDA requirements: MDA requires full attendance. You must be signed in and signed out to receive full credit.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will be turned away.

UMN Fee:  $10 for either in-person or online recertification training.

If you need to recertify in 2022, you can either attend a workshop, take the online course, or retest.

In-person training

August 4, 2022 at Farmfest near Redwood Falls, MN

This training will feature vendors, equipment demos and in-person CAWT recertification. More details coming soon!  More details will be posted here when it becomes available OR sign up for E-Communication so we can send you updates when they become available.

Online Training

If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, online training will be available from late spring until November 20th, 2022.

More details will be posted here when it becomes available OR sign up for E-Communication for us to send updates to you when they become available.

2022 Course topics

  • MDA - CAWT Program Updates 
  • MPCA - Manure Application Rule Reminders and New Rules in 2021 CAFO Permit
  • UMN Extension - Manure Crediting and Getting the Best Bang for the Buck for Manure
  • UW Extension - Trends in Manure Application Safety
  • MN DOT -  Update of State/Federal Commercial Vehicle Regulations

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