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Laura Pepple
Livestock Extension Specialist
University of Illinois Extension
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-244-0083

Training and Certification

Training and Certification

Welcome to the University of Illinois Extension livestock training website. This website provides information about upcoming training opportunities and courses for livestock producers, technical service providers, and other individuals interested.


Certified Livestock Manager Training

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.

Animal Mortality Composting Workshop

On-farm mortality composting popularity is growing among Illinois livestock producers. U of I Extension offers this workshop to better assist producers that are learning to manage these types of systems or those that are looking to implement this technology on their farm. 

Custom Applicator Training

Custom applicators are not required to recieve training for certification in Illinois, however many choose to participate in our voluntary training program. Additional details on this program and contact information are provided.

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