The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin has received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection to assist dairy producers with nutrient management plans. The first 50 producers to meet the requirements will receive $250 to help with planning cost. Requirements include:
- Participation in a “Nutrient Management Training Program,” offered by many county agriculture agents between Dec. 1, 2000 and Sept. 1, 2001.
- Completion of a nutrient management plan (that complies with NRCS 590 standards) between Dec. 1, 2000 and Sept. 1, 2001.
- Completion of a PDPW nutrient management checklist.
In addition, applicants must sign a grant agreement form, have a "qualified planner” approve the nutrient management plans, and complete the required paperwork and have it sent to Kim Brown Pokorny, 110 Moraine Drive, Elkhart Lake, Wis. 53020, by Sept. 1.
For more information, contact PDPW at (800) 947-7379.