Training Opportunities

We run statewide and regional courses related to nutrient management on a variety of topics. The schedules for each course are outlined below.

No open courses at this time

If a course is not currently available contact John Lory to be notified the next time the course becomes available.  Also, please let me know of other courses that may be useful for nutrient management planners.

Annual Advanced Nutrient Management Planning Course -
Covers a different topic every year.


Topics typically include implementing nutrient management planning, fertilizer and manure management, regulatory updates and other topics. See our 2014 agenda for more information.
Course Agenda (2014 Course)

Course Dates:  Typically in February.

Cost:  Early registration: $200; late registration: $230. Includes one lunch.

Registration: Email or call 573-884-6311.  Pre-registration is required.

Location: Bradford Technology Transfer Center, on the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia, MO. Location Map

- Typically approved for 12.0 CEU's for MDNR CAFO Operators and 6.0 CEU's for MDNR Wastewater Operators.
- Typically approved for CEU’s for Certified Crop Advisors.


Computer-Assisted Nutrient Management Planning Course


A one-day (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM) refresher course. Topics covered include:

  • Using WebSNMP to draw fields and setbacks and make required maps;
  • An overview of Purdue’s Manure Management Planner;
  • Using our document generators to create fertilizer and manure plans;
  • Introduction to MMPTracker for updating an existing plan for new information.

See the course agenda (2014 Course) for more information. Registration is limited to 10 persons per session.

Course cost: $75 (Includes lunch and refreshments)

We have applied for 6.0 continuing education credits (CEUs) for Certified Crop Advisors (5.0 hours Nutrient Management and 1.0 hours Soil and Water).
We have applied for 6.0 CAFO Operator and 6.0 Wastewater Treatment CEU’s.

Currently scheduled sessions:

LocationFacilityDateRegistration Status
ColumbiaBradford Extension CenterApril 8, 2014Closed
LinneusForage Systems Research CenterApril 15, 2014Closed
ColumbiaBradford Extension CenterApril 25, 2014Closed
Mt. VernonSouthwest Research CenterApril 29, 2014Closed
Mt. VernonSouthwest Research CenterApril 30, 2014Closed
NoveltyGreenley Experiment StationMay 6, 2014Closed
PortagevilleDelta Research CenterMay 8, 2014Closed
PortagevilleDelta Research CenterMay 9, 2014Closed
ColumbiaBradford Extension CenterMay 22, 2014Closed
LinneusForage Systems Research CenterMay 29, 2014Closed

We may add sessions if a location is full. Please contact us if you cannot find an open session near you.

To register, download the registration form and email the completed form to Hannah McClure,

Contact John Lory for more information on course content.


PE Short Course – Design and Construction of Livestock Manure Systems to Meet MDNR Regulations

No course scheduled in Winter/Spring 2014

This short course is designed to incorporate the new Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) regulations developed by Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) which became effective April 30, 2012. This short course builds on the technical foundation of course taught in the early and mid-1990s by Agricultural Engineering Extension at University of Missouri entitled “Design and Construction of Livestock Waste Disposal Systems to Meet DNR Regulations”.


Cost: $295

Cost includes use of computer during training and two lunches.

Course Agenda

This course offers up to 21 PDH credits that can potentially be earned by registered professional engineers. Of the 21 PDH credits, 17 PDH credits are taught by registered professional engineers.

Location: Bradford Technology Transfer Center, on the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia, MO. Location Map

To Register:  Complete the Registration Form and send it to Sandy Zaring by email.

Contact Joe Zulovich for more information on course content.

If you are planning to attend, please preregister by Nov 5, 2012.


The Basic Nutrient Management Planning Course

No course scheduled in Winter/Spring 2014

Two three-day sessions covering the basic concepts of nutrient management on a farm using manure as a fertilizer source. Course cost: $400 including three lunches.

  • The classroom session covers a diverse range of topics in soil fertility, water quality, animal science, agricultural economics and agricultural engineering related to nutrient management (see past course agenda below).
  • Course participants then attend one of two field and calculation sessions. The field and calculation sessions focus on how to make calculations and decisions needed to write a nutrient management plan and discussion of topics raised in the classroom course. The second session includes a visit to the MU Dairy.

This course is recommended by Missouri NRCS for TSP's writing CNMP's.
- We will apply for 29.0 Wastewater Operator CEU's and 35.5 CAFO Operator CEU's.
- For Certified Crop Advisors we will apply for 6.0 Soil and Water CEU's and 23.5 Nutrient Management CEU's.

Location: Bradford Technology Transfer Center, on the MU Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia, MO. Location Map

Course Dates


Course Information

Contact John Lory for more information about this course.