Minnesota delegated county feedlot online training

CowsOnline training for new feedlot staff covering the fundamentals of the MPCA feedlot program, from registrations and inspections to emergency response and on-farm management.

A joint project of University of Minnesota-Extension, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Minnesota Association of County Feedlot Officers, and funded by a LCCMR grant.

Lesson 1 - Part 1: Welcome and introduction (8 min.)

Lesson 1 - Part 2: Online CFO resources (3 min.)

Lesson 2 - Training and support (4 min.)

Lesson 3 - Part 1: Delegated county program (6 min.)

Lesson 3 - Part 2: Feedlots and pastures (5 min.)

Lesson 3 - Part 3: Animal units (4 min.)

Lesson 4 - Part 1: Registration (17 min.)

Lesson 4 - Part 2: Permitting & application review (15 min.)

Lesson 4 - Part 3: Land application records (5 min.)

Lesson 4 - Part 4: Manure management plan (6 min.)

Lesson 4 - Part 5a: Compliance and inspections - Part 1 (1 hour)

  • Compliance inspection, pastures, large feedlots, construction inspection, LMSA, MinnFarm; complaint inspection, air quality; Tennessen warning notice

Lesson 4 - Part 5b: Compliance and inspections - Part 2 (25 min.)

  • In-field land application inspections, stockpile inspections, phosphorus inspections, desktop nitrogen and phosphorus inspections

Lesson 4 - Part 5c: Compliance and inspections - Part 3 (41 min.)

  • Denied access protocols, follow-up procedures for all inspections, documenting inspections

Lesson 4 - Part 6: Enforcement (10 min.)

Lesson 4 - Part 7: Conflict management and safety (5 min.)

Lesson 4 - Part 8: Emergency response (8 min.)

Lesson 5 - Data collection and file management (45 min.)

Lesson 6 - Part 1: On-farm management - Crops and soils (9 min.)

Lesson 6 - Part 2: On-farm management - Nutrient management (22 min.)

Lesson 6 - Part 3: On-farm management – Manure (24 min.)

Lesson 6 - Part 4: On-farm management - Special management: Karst (15 min.):

Lesson 6 - Part 5: On-farm management - Commercial animal waste technician (13 min.)

Final - Conclusion and resources (4 min.)