Professor and Extension Specialist
University of Illinois Extension
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
This program focuses on educating Illinois livestock producers in environmental stewardship and best management practices for their operations. Producers who participate in this program gain knowledge on the best ways to manage and utilize their manure.
Livestock and poultry producers should be certified under the Illinois Livestock Managers Facility Act every 3 years. You can become certified by attending one of the training programs held around the state in February and March, or by taking the online training modules. If you have more than 1,000 animal units you will need to take an exam administered by the Department of Agriculture.