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Nutrient management planning in Georgia: an overview of regulations, education and technical assistance


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In congruence with Federal strategies,Georgia has adopted the Nutrient Management PlanNMP as the method to address non-point sourcepollution from animal feeding operations. A certifiedplanning specialist is required to write and-or reviewplans before they can be turned in to the state. It is thephilosophy of the Georgia program that all permittedproducers should have an understanding of nutrientmanagement, as well as participate in the developmentof their plan. To achieve this, producers must alsocomplete a 2-day nutrient management andenvironmental stewardship training course as well aspass a certification exam.In Georgia, multiple agencies and private and publicentities are cooperatively addressing needs relating toNMP’s, such as development of regulations,enforcement, education and technical assistance. Thebulk of nutrient management plan training,writing-development and technical assistance iscurrently being handled by the Cooperative ExtensionService, both at the state and county level. To date,Georgia has certified approximately 400 operators,accounting for nearly all swine, dairy and poultryfarms with liquid waste under the requirement. TheGeorgia program has been implemented with little costto the farmer. A perceived strength of the program isthe farmer and employee involvement in developmentof the plan. The lessons learned by Georgia and otherstates involved in regulated nutrient management canbenefit the refinement of current systems as well as thedevelopment of new ones.



2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference -



Autor: Bass, T. M. - Risse, L. Mark - Worley, J. W. - -

Fuente: https://smartech.gatech.edu/







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