Training Dates

Image of a Confined Animal Manure Managers' training.

May 2021 Update: We have scheduled four in-person, Initial Full-Day CAMM Trainings for the summer of 2021.  The dates and locations for these trainings are listed below.  We are also currently working on an on-line training, but that training will not be available until later this year.  Please note that swine growers must take the swine training according to the regulation.  All initial, full-day trainings are $150.00 per person.

Program Information - We normally offer two in-person, full-day, initial certification trainings each year, usually in February or March.  Recertification trainings are normally 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
June 15, 2021
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

SC Cotton Museum, 121 W Cedar Lane,  Bishopville
Limited to 35 persons for social distancing requirements.  Attendees MUST pre-register, either through the link below or by phone.
(Contact Bryan Smith, 864-705-1101)
Click here to register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-initial-certification-training-poultry-2021-06-15-tickets-156952273475
Registration closes by the close of business on June 10, 2021.

Poultry
June 29, 2021
8:00 am - 6:30 pm

SC Cotton Museum, 121 W Cedar Lane,  Bishopville
Limited to 35 persons for social distancing requirements.  Attendees MUST pre-register, either through the link below or by phone.
(Contact Bryan Smith, 864-705-1101)
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-initial-certification-training-poultry-2021-06-29-tickets-156957039731
Registration closes by the close of business on June 24, 2021.

Poultry
July 6, 2021
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Phillips Market Center, SC State Farmers Market, 3501 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia
Limited to 35 persons for social distancing requirements.  Attendees MUST pre-register, either through the link below or by phone.
(Contact Bryan Smith, 864-705-1101)
Click here to register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-initial-certification-training-poultry-2021-07-06-tickets-156958257373
Registration closes by the close of business on June 29, 2021.
Poultry
July 27, 2021
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Phillips Market Center, SC State Farmers Market, 3501 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia
Limited to 35 persons for social distancing requirements.  Attendees MUST pre-register, either through the link below or by phone.
(Contact Bryan Smith, 864-705-1101)
Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-initial-certification-training-swine-2021-07-27-tickets-156959005611
Registration closes by the close of business on July 20, 2021.
Swine

 

Continuing Education Trainings
Date Credits Location Species

We are offering both in-person trainings and Zoom On-line trainings this summer.

In-Person Trainings -Our list of scheduled in-person trainings is provided below.  Please select the training you would like to attend and call the number provided to register for the class.  You must pre-register for the training to attend - our COVID precautions do not allow walk-ins on the day of the training at this time.  Each training lists the maximum number of growers that may attend due to social distancing and space limitations.

Zoom On-line Trainings - Registration for these trainings will be handled solely through Eventbrite. A link to registration for each individual training is provided below. A link to the Zoom meeting will be included in the bottom section of the Eventbrite receipt emailed to registrants. You must click on that link on the day of the training to attend.  Please note that you must register and also attend the Zoom training to receive credit. Refunds will be issued to anyone registering but not able to sign in to the event. No checks or other payment will be accepted after the meeting has occurred.

There is an option to purchase a second ticket if two spouses or a parent/child will be attending a training using the same computer.  A single grower cannot receive credit for more than 2 hours for a single training.  A maximum of 100 growers will be allowed in any training.  If you find that a particular training is sold out, please select another one.

If you have never used Zoom before you may like to read our Simple Zoom Installation Instructions for Computers, which contains helpful images.  You may also go to the Zoom download link at https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting before the meeting to download the Zoom program (this will only need to be done once).  Growers using a smart phone to view the meeting should go to the download link above to install the Zoom mobile app for their phones. 

July 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

Chester Extension Market Building
(116 Columbia Street, Chester)
Topic: Getting Producers Ready for Emergency Disease Outbreaks (Avian Influenza, African Swine Fever, Foot & Mouth Disease).  Dr. Julie Helm, Clemson Livestock Poultry Health.
Contact Tina Blackwell, 803-385-6181 ext 0
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 20 persons.

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July 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

USC-Lancaster, Room 121 Bradley Building
(476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster)
Topic: Recommended Land Area Per House for Application of Poultry Litter for a Variety of Crops.  Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
Contact Kesha Johnson, 803-283-3302 ext. 0
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 25 persons.

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July 29, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

Lexington Extension Office
(605 W Main Street, Lexington)
Topic: Recommended Land Area Per House for Application of Poultry Litter for a Variety of Crops.  Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
Contact Nicole Correa, 808-397-9026
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 30 persons.

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August 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

Extension Homemakers Building, Camden
(632 W DeKalb St., Camden)
Topic: Setbacks and Filter Strips: What is really needed to protect surface water?  Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
Contact Gila Holland, 803-432-9071 ext 0
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 20 persons.

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August 4, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
2

Newberry Farm Bureau
(2216 Wilson Road, Newberry)
Topic: Recommended Land Area Per House for Application of Poultry Litter for a Variety of Crops.  Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
Contact Nancy Pitts, 803-276-1091 ext 0
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 20 persons.

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August 10, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

Marlboro Extension Office
(709 S Parsonage Street Ext., Bennettsville)
Topic: Beef Grazing Systems and Water Quality Protection.  Lee van Vlake, Clemson Extension Service
Contact Amber Starnes, 843-680-2864
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 8 persons.

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August 11, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

Clarendon Extension Office
(103 Sunset Drive, Manning)
Topic: Setbacks and Filter Strips: What is really needed to protect surface water?  Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
Contact Lee van Vlake, 843-344-3322
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 20 persons.

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August 12, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

SC Cotton Museum, Bishopville
(121 W Cedar Lane, Bishopville)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility.  Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension Service.
Contact Lee van Vlake, 843-344-3322
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 30 persons.

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August 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

Anderson Extension Office
(313 S Towers St., Anderson)
Topic: Energy from Poultry Manure: A Comparison of Anaerobic Digestion & Combustion.  Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.
Contact LaDonna Peoples, 864-226-1581 ext 0
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 20 persons.

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August 18, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

Florence Extension Office
(2685 S Irby Street, Suite K, Florence)
Topic: Record Keeping and Manure Spreader Calibration.  Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension Service.
Contact Lee van Vlake, 843-344-3322
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 20 persons.

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August 18, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 
2

Aiken Extension Office
((1555 Richland Ave East, Aiken)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility.  Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension Service.
Contact Tonya Clark, 803-649-6297 ext 0
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 18 persons.

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August 19, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
 
2

Oconee Extension Office
(301C West South Broad Street, Walhalla)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility.  Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
Contact Chris Talley, 864-916-6204
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 20 persons.

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August 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Room C-118
(3250 St Matthews Rd., Orangeburg)
Topic: The Fate of Antibiotics in Manure / Spreader Calibration Methods.  Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension Service.
Contact Nicole Correa, 808-397-9026
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 46 persons.

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August 26, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

Laurens Extension Office
(219 W Laurens Street, Laurens)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility.  Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.
Contact Bryan Smith, 864-705-1101
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 14 persons.

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August 31, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
2

Hollywood Ruritan Building, Saluda
(1459 Hollywood Road, Saluda)
Topic: Beef Grazing Systems and Water Quality Protection.  Lee van Vlake, Clemson Extension Service.
Contact Penny Clary, 864-445-8117 ext 0
Pre-registration required.  Maximum seating capacity is 46 persons.

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Date To Be Arranged
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

Chesterfield Area
Amber Starnes is working to find a location that will work with social distancing requirements.  Contact her at 843-680-2864 for information on this class.  Class information will be posted here when completed.

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Date To Be Arranged
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 

2

Dorchester Area
Jonathan Croft is working to find a location that will work with social distancing requirements.  Contact him at 803-516-4207 for information on this class.  Class information will be posted here when completed.

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September 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

Zoom On-line Meeting
(Register and pay through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-zoom-recertification-training-2021-09-09-tickets-162719928687. Registration closes at 6:00 pm on September 8.)
Topic: Crop Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Soil Fertility.  Bryan Smith, Clemson Extension.

All
September 14, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

Zoom On-line Meeting
(Register and pay through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-zoom-recertification-training-2021-09-14-tickets-162721437199. Registration closes at 10:00 am on September 13.)
Topic: Setbacks and Filter Strips: What is really needed to protect surface water based on USDA-ARS research?        Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.

All
September 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
2

Zoom On-line Meeting
(Register and pay through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-zoom-recertification-training-2021-09-23-tickets-162722502385. Registration closes at 6:00 pm on September 22.)
Topic: Compost: How to Make it and Compost Quality.     Dr. John Chastain, Clemson University.

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September 28, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
2

Zoom On-line Meeting
(Register and pay through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camm-zoom-recertification-training-2021-09-28-tickets-162723322839. Registration closes at 10:00 am on September 27.)
Topic: Getting Producers Ready for Emergency Disease Outbreaks (Avian Influenza, African Swine Fever, Foot & Mouth Disease).  Dr. Julie Helm, Clemson Livestock Poultry Health.

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