Training Dates

Image of a Confined Animal Manure Managers' training.

Our most recent list of full-day, initial training classes and recertification classes is listed below.  It is very important that growers call the number listed for a particular training to indicate they will attend.  We must make sure we have enough room, materials, and meals for those attending, and if a training is canceled due to inclement weather or few registrations we will need growers' names to inform them of the cancellation.

We offer two full-day, initial certification trainings each year, usually in February or March.  Recertification trainings are offered around the State in various locations, with one set of recertification trainings planned from January through March and a second set of recertification trainings planned from May through August.  No recertification trainings are planned in the Fall, but a few may be offered during Integrator-planned meetings and during conferences for various Agricultural Organizations.  The winter training schedule is usually posted in mid-December; the summer training schedule is usually posted in early May.

Certification Trainings

Date Location Species
February 4, 2020
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
SC Cotton Museum, 121 W Cedar Lane,  Bishopville
Preregistration required by the close of business on January 28, 2020.
(Contact Bryan Smith, 864-984-2514 ext 112)
Poultry
February 25, 2020
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Piedmont Technical College, 1922 Wilson Road, Newberry
Preregistration required by the close of business on February 18, 2020.
(Contact Bryan Smith, 864-984-2514 ext 112)
Poultry or Swine


Continuing Education Trainings

Date Credits Location Species
June 4, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
2 Florence Extension Office, Suite K, 2685 South Irby Street, Florence
(contact Lee van Vlake, 843-519-2404)
Topic: Solid-Liquid Separation: Evaluation of Performance Based on Composition of the Separated Liquid. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All
June 5, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2 Dillon Extension Office, 200 South 5th Street, Dillon
(contact Amber Starnes, 843-623-2134 ext 111)
Topic: Solid-Liquid Separation: Evaluation of Performance Based on Composition of the Separated Liquid. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All
June 10, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm
2 Newberry Farm Bureau, 2216 Wilson Road, Newberry
(Contact Nancy Pitts, 803-276-1091 ext 0)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility. Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
All
June 24, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
 
2 South Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 510 S Union Rd, Westminster
(Contact Morris Warner, 864-638-5889 ext 112)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility. Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
All
June 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2 Dorchester County Extension Office, 201 Johnston St, St. George
(Contact Paula Varn, 843-832-0135)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility. Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
All
June 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
2 Florence Extension Office, Suite K, 2685 South Irby Street, Florence
(contact Lee van Vlake, 843-519-2404)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility. Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
All
June 27, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm
 
2 Chester Extension Market Building, 116 Columbia Street, Chester
(Contact Tina Blackwell, 803-385-6181 ext 0)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility. Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
All
July 10, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
2 Saluda Extension Office, 201 East Church Street, Saluda
(contact Penny Clary, 864-445-8117 ext 0)
Topic: Low Fertilizer Prices Reduce Litter Brokerage Opportunities. So is it time to consider composting to move litter?. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
(Note the new meeting location!)
All
July 11, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
 
2 Aiken County Extension Office, 1555 Richland Avenue East, Aiken
(Contact Tonya Clark, 803-649-6297)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility. Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
All
July 11, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm
 
2 Anderson Extension Office, 313 S Towers St., Anderson
(Contact LaDonna Peoples, 864-226-1581)
Topic: Low Fertilizer Prices Reduce Litter Brokerage Opportunities. So is it time to consider composting to move litter?. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All
July 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
2 Lexington County Extension Office, 605 W Main Street, Lexington
(Contact Alivia Gunter, 803-359-8515)
Topic: Low Fertilizer Prices Reduce Litter Brokerage Opportunities. So is it time to consider composting to move litter?. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All
July 18, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
2 USC-Lancaster, Room 121 Bradley Building, Hubbard Drive, Lancaster
(contact Kesha Johnson, 803-283-3302 ext 0)
Topic: Setbacks and Filter Strips: What is really needed to protect surface water based on USDA-ARS research?. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All
July 30, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
2 Extension Homemakers Building, 632 W DeKalb St., Camden
(Contact Gila Holland, 803-432-9071)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility. Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
All
August 6, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
 
2 Orangeburg Extension Office, 1550 Henley Street, Suite 200, Orangeburg
(contact Jonathan Croft, 803-534-6280.  Seating limited to 50 persons – call by 8/2/19!)
Topic: Low Fertilizer Prices Reduce Litter Brokerage Opportunities. So is it time to consider composting to move litter?. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All
August 7, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2 SC Cotton Museum, 121 W Cedar Lane, Bishopville
(Contact Lee van Vlake, 843-519-2404)
Topic: Low Fertilizer Prices Reduce Litter Brokerage Opportunities. So is it time to consider composting to move litter?. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All
August 8, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
2 Laurens Extension Office, 219 W Laurens Street, Laurens
(Contact Bryan Smith, 864-984-2514 ext 112)
Topic: Low Fertilizer Prices Reduce Litter Brokerage Opportunities. So is it time to consider composting to move litter?. Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
All