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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) workshops

spreading manure.

If you were unable to attend an in-person workshop due to COVID-19, you can now recertify online.

Register now for the online course

The course fee is $10.00

Topics include:

  • MDA CAWT Program Update

  • Resources for CAWTs

  • New Manure Nutrient Rate Guidelines and Research Updates

  • Where to Apply Manure? Situational Awareness

  • Recordkeeping

  • Biosecurity

IMPORTANT UPDATE as of 10/27/2020:

For 2020 Recertification:

CAWT Course Deadline: November 20th, 2020  

Anyone who has not taken the course to recertify by the deadline, must take the test through MDA.  Testing locations can be found here: CAWT TESTING

For 2021 Recertification:  

There will be NO in-person CAWT classed in 2021, with the possible exception of a summer program. Recertification classes will begin ONLINE in March. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

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