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Animal Waste Awareness in Research and Extension

Certified Planner/Operator Training

The annual planner/operator certification training will be offered in Athens at the UGA Livestock Arena classroom in March, 2019.  This page will be updated when specific days are selected.  Anyone wanting to write NMPs in the Georgia must attend this training.  Also all permitted operations must have a certified animal waste system operator on site.

The Objectives of AWARE:

“To facilitate awareness of animal waste issues to research scientists, Extension personnel, industry representatives, and producers and to serve as a catalyst for providing economically and environmentally sound waste utilization solutions to Georgia’s animal production industry.”

AWARE is a collaborative effort of The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Pollution Prevention Assistance Division, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and others. Those involved in AWARE include:

  • Scientists
  • Educators
  • Agricultural Professionals
  • Farmers
  • Universities (UGA and others)
  • Federal Agencies
  • Agricultural Associations
  • Businesses

AWARE team members are experts in a variety of areas related to animal waste management, environmental regulations, agricultural economics, crop and soil science, water quality and agricultural pollution prevention.

AWARE team members include:

John Bernard – Dept. of Animal and Dairy Science
John Worley and Casey Ritz  – Dept. of Poultry Science
Miguel Cabrera, Glenn Harris and David Radcliffe – Dept. of Crop and Soil Science
Leticia Sonon – Agricultural and Environmental Services Lab