Land Application Training
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Form #: 18-001 Guidance Documents Revised: 3/1/22

Land Application Training

All Large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders are required to satisfactorily complete land application training.

An authorized representative, permittee, or employee of the operation must complete this training within 180 days of the operation receiving an approval to operate under a Construction and Operating Permit or of receiving NPDES permit coverage, unless such training was satisfactorily completed within the previous 5 years.

Title 130, “Livestock Waste Control Regulations,” Chapter 5, requires at least one of the above-named persons to satisfactorily complete additional training every 5 years thereafter. When training is required, the permittee is responsible for ensuring the training is obtained and for keeping records of the land application training. The Department also encourages permittees to make this training available to the employees of the operation responsible for the land application of livestock waste.

Currently, the following options have been approved by the Department as meeting the requirement to obtain Land Application Training.

A) Winter Training Workshops – An approved land application training program is offered annually, by UNL, during the first quarter of the year. Dates of the training will be announced in January prior to the first workshop, or you may contact the Department, Agriculture Section at (402) 471-4239.
  • For anyone taking the training for the first time, the initial training involves morning and afternoon sessions.
  • The renewal training (required every 5 years) requires the morning session only.
  • To pre-register for the training, contact UNL Extension CNMP Project Coordinator Leslie Johnson at (402) 584-3818.

B) Archived Training – An archive of the winter training material is available for viewing by making arrangements through a County Extension Educator. Viewing the archived material may be an alternative method for completing land application training. Persons taking land application training by this method must obtain a letter of attendance from the Extension Educator to meet the training requirement.

C) Online Training – An approved land application training program is also offered online by UNL. This option is valid for both initial and recertification training and is available anytime at the following website:
  • For questions about this training option, contact the UNL Extension CNMP Project Coordinator Leslie Johnson at (402) 584-3818.

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Agriculture Section – Livestock Waste Control Program
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8922

Phone: (402) 471-2186

Fax: (402) 471-2909

Extension Personnel Involved with
Land Application Training

Leslie Johnson (Coordinator)
57905 866 Road, NE REC
Concord, NE 68728-2828
Aaron Nygren
P.O. Box 389
Schuyler, NE 68661-0389
Denny Bauer
148 W. 4th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210-1696
Steven Pritchard
222 South 4th Street
Albion, NE 68620-1247
Chuck Burr
1308 2nd Street
Holdrege, NE 68949-2803
Paul Hay
1115 West Scott Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
Tom Holman
4502 Avenue I,
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-4939
Larry Howard
200 S. Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 285
West Point, NE 68788-0285
Jenny Rees
111 W. Fairfield
Clay Center, NE 68933-1499

Darrel Siekman
P.O. Box 27
Central City, NE 68826-0027
Bruce Treffer
P.O. Box 757
Lexington, NE 68850-0757
Troy Walz
431 S. 10th Avenue
Broken Bow, NE 68822-2099
Keith Jarvi
57905 866 Road, NEREC
Concord, NE 68728-0285
Gary Zoubek
2345 Nebraska Avenue
York, NE 68467-1104


Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Agriculture Section
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922

Toll-free: (877) 253-2603

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This material is intended for guidance purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the regulations specified in the document, or any other applicable Nebraska environmental regulations.