Manure Workshop Set for Allegheny Farmers, Hobbyists

12/21/2013 7:00 AM

PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny County Conservation District will conduct a manure management workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 14, as part of a statewide program with a grant from the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts.

“We’re looking to the farmers, backyard chicken owners and hobby equestrians to help in this effort to help keep our waters clean,” said Jeff Leindecker of the Allegheny County Conservation District. “The key to this is participation.”

Every farm in Pennsylvania that applies manure or agricultural process wastewater, regardless of size, is required to have and implement a written manure management plan. This includes farms that do not mechanically apply manure but do have pastures or animal concentration areas.

The workshop will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at North Park’s Parish Hill facility on Walter Road in McCandless Township.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is free but required by Jan. 7.

To register or for more information, contact Leindecker at 412-291-8017 or jleindecker<\@>

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