There will be two training options for this year: eight
in-person workshops and an online training, which will provide
Illinois livestock producers the manure management training they
need to meet the requirements of the state's Livestock
Management Facilities Act.
To attend an in-person workshop, registration is required at
CLMT. Registration will open December 1, 2022, and class size is
limited in some locations.
The 2023 workshop dates and locations are:
February 7, Bank of
Springfield Center, Springfield
Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Building, Monmouth
February 9, DeKalb
County Farm Bureau Building, Sycamore
Stephenson County Farm Bureau Building, Freeport
Effingham County U of I Extension Office, Effingham
Clinton County U of I Extension Office, Breese
February 23, Pike
County Farm Bureau Building, Pittsfield
February 24, IDOA
Building auditorium, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield
The workshops will all begin at 9:00 a.m. The training lasts 3 ½
hours, and after the workshop, those with over 1,000 Animal
Units (AU) will be required to take a paper exam. The training
manual used will be the “Livestock and Poultry Environmental
Stewardship Curriculum.” It is available at go.illinois.edu/manual.
Producers also have the option of taking online training that
consists of nine modules of 10-20-minute videos that can be
viewed at an individual’s own pace. The videos were all updated
last year and are available on the CLMT Moodle site. The online
training can be access through the CLMT webpage at
go.illinois.edu/CLMT. Producers who prefer to complete the
online training will have access to enrichment content (optional
videos) for three months.
Those who have more than 1,000 animal units may take the exam
online and will remain available all year around. Multiple
attempts on the online exam are allowed. Producers with less
than 1,000 AUs will work through the lessons only. Having more
than 1,000 AU requires completing the lessons and passing the
online exam, which will also be available in Spanish.
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The certification for the 2023 season will be 50
questions on both the paper-based and online exams. An individual
must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass.
University of Illinois Extension’s in-person or online training fee
is $40 and IDOA’s certification fee is $30: $70 total. Any questions
relating to the CLMT program can be directed to the University of
Illinois Extension at 815 235 4125 or Stanley Solomon at email@example.com.
"This partnership between IDOA and the University of Illinois
Extension provides the tools, education, and training for our
state's certified livestock managers to become skilled in best
management practices," said IDOA Director Jerry Costello II. "The
goal is for our livestock facilities to be good neighbors and
stewards of the land."
The Livestock Management Facilities Act of 1997 requires:
Facilities with 300 or more animal units to have at least one
employee certified in proper manure handling procedures.
Facilities with 300 to 999 animal units, the employee either must
complete online CLM training or workshop or pass the Illinois
Department of Agriculture's Certified Livestock Manager online exam.
The employee of facilities with more than 1,000 or more units must
complete one of the training options and pass the Certified
Livestock Manager online exam to achieve certification.
The "Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Curriculum"
continues to serve as a resource manual for CLM training. The manual
provides more depth and additional topics than can be covered in a
workshop or online training. This curriculum is available for free
online at go.illinois.edu/manual.
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