Illinois Extension

Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLMT) Workshops

For 2023, we will be offering in-person. CLMT workshops on the eight dates and locations listed below. On the day of the workshop, registration will open at 8:30 a.m. with training program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. A range of topics related to the operation, management, and utilization of livestock waste and waste facilities will be covered. Additionally, the latest regulations, best management practices, and research for manure-related issues will be discussed. Registration for this winter's workshops will be open on December 1, 2022.

The workshop fee is $40 (each additional participant $30 from an operation), and IDoA's certification fee is $30. All workshops start at 9 a.m. In case we need to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, we will inform you via email and refund your registration fee. Please check your email or our website for updates.

Please note that the CLM test has been updated. In the 2023 season, there will be 50 questions on both paper-based and online tests. The pass rate is 70% (35 questions). A Spanish version of the test is now available. Ahora ya esta disponible una version en espanol del examen para CLMT!

Background Information:

According to the Livestock Management Facilities Act, livestock facilities in Illinois that house 300 or more animal units (for example, 750 finishing hogs, 214 dairy cows, or 300 beef cattle) are required to have at least one person certified in the environmental protection aspects manure management. The certificate is administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and is valid for three years.

The Certified Livestock Manager is expected to be a full-time employee who is familiar with the manure management system of the farm, accessible by phone, and located within a one-hour driving distance to the farm.Young family members (under 18 years old) are welcome to take the training, but they cannot be the only certified manager at their facilities.

To become a certified livestock manager:

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