2020 Certified Livestock Manager Training Workshops Offered

The 2020 Certified Livestock Manager Training workshops, held in 10 locations throughout the state, will begin January 8, 2020, in Effingham and conclude February 26, 2020, in Springfield.  The University of Illinois Extension workshops provide Illinois livestock producers the manure management training they need to meet the requirements of the state's Livestock Management Facilities Act. 

The Livestock Management Facilities Act requires facilities with 300 or more animal units to have at least one employee certified in proper manure handling procedures.  For facilities with 300 to 999 animal units, at least one employee must attend a workshop or pass the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Certified Livestock Manager exam.  Employees of facilities with 1,000 or more animal units must do both to achieve certification. 

Please note that all workshops begin at 9 a.m. with the exception of the Feb 5th training at the Illinois Pork Expo which will start at 12:30 p.m. All workshops will take 3 1/2 hours with the IDOA exam administered after the training.

2020 Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

Pre-registration is highly recommended so we may notify registrants if unforeseen circumstances require us to cancel or reschedule a workshop. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Producers are encouraged to preregister at least two weeks prior to ensure a seat for the session that fits their schedule.

 

To register, please visit go.illinois.edu/clmt. For questions with registration, please contact UI Extension at 815 858 2273. The registration fee is $35.  If more than one employee from the same farm signs up, each additional registration will cost $25. Lunch will not be offered, but coffee and snacks will be provided. 

January 8th (starts at 9:00 am)

Effingham County Extension Office, 1209 North Wenthe Drive, Effingham, IL

January 9th (starts at 9:00 am)         

University of Illinois Extension, 4618 Broadway, Mt Vernon, IL 62864

January 10th (starts at 9:00 am)       

Clinton County Extension Office, 1163 North 4th Street, Breese, IL

February 5th (starts at 12:30 pm)

Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL  

February 6th (starts at 9:00 am)       

UI Extension/Pike County Farm Bureau Bldg., 1301 E Washington, Pittsfield, IL

February 7th (starts at 9:00 am)       

Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau, 1000 N Main St., Monmouth, IL

February 18th (starts at 9:00 am)     

UI Extension/Bork Nurseries Building, 916 W. Seminary Avenue, Onarga, IL

February 19th (starts at 9:00 am)     

DeKalb County Farm Bureau Bldg., 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore, IL

February 20th (starts at 9:00 am)     

Stephenson County Farm Bureau Bldg., 210 W. Spring St, Freeport, IL

February 26th (starts at 9:00 am)     

Illinois Department of Ag Bldg. Auditorium, State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

Each workshop will offer a general curriculum designed to keep producers current on the latest industry practices. The curriculum covers the basics of nutrient management as well as new technologies, research, and trends, so producers who have completed the training and are renewing their certification will benefit. 

The current training manual used for Certified Livestock Manager Training is the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Curriculum. This curriculum is available for free online at go.illinois.edu/manual. If you have a manual or CD is older than 2003, you should check the website for information for update options. The IDOA CLM Exam questions are taken directly from this manual. Some of this curriculum will be covered during the workshops. However, it is impossible to cover all of the exam material in one workshop, so acquiring and reviewing the manual in advance is highly recommended.

Please visit the Certified Livestock Managers Training webpage at go.illinois.edu/clmt  for more information about registration, manuals, online training options, and other resources.

Producers and employees also have the option of taking five online quizzes.  Passing them is the equivalent of having attended a workshop, but does not substitute for passing the state administered Certified Livestock Manager exam. Registration is open for the CLM Online Training Program at go.illinois.edu/clmt. There is no charge to take the online quizzes other than the cost of a manual.