Nutrient Management - Certificate Sessions

If you apply nutrients to 10 or more acres of land or have 8 or more animal units (an animal unit is equal to 1000 lbs of live weight) you need to be certified through the Nutrient Management Program.

The following is a brief summary of your certification needs:

  • Sessions should be taken in order.  For example, you should attend Session I before attending Session II. 
  • Poultry growers that do not land-apply nutrients (manure or fertilizer) will need to attend Session I and Session II.
  • Grain or vegetable producers that apply nutrients to crops will need to attend Session I, Session II and Session III.
  • Golf course personnel that apply nutrients only to their employer’s course need to attend Session I, Session II and Session III.
  • Lawn care company personnel that apply nutrients to clients lawns need to attend Session I, Session II, Session III and Session IV: Commercial Nutrient Handler
  • Livestock owners (cattle, horses and sheep) who do not land apply manure need to attend Session I and Session II

Visit our FAQ page to see answers to common questions about the Delaware Nutrient Management Certification process.

The University of Delaware will offer the following Nutrient Management certification sessions.

Agriculture Sessions

Session I Location
Thursday, February 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Thursday, February 20, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Session II Location
Thursday, February 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Thursday, February 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Session III Location
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Session IV Location
Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Commercial Nutrient Handler Exam Location
Thursday, March 19, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Nutrient Consultant Exam Location
Thursday, March 19, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901

Horticulture Sessions

Session I Location
December 4, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Session II Location
December 4, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Session III Location
December 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
Session IV: Commercial Nutrient Handler Location
December 11, 2019 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901
 Exam Location
December 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Kent County Cooperative Extension Paradee Center 69 Transportation Road Dover, Delaware 19901

You will NOT be able receive continuing education credits by attending these sessions.

To register for the certification sessions please contact Sydney Riggi at the Kent County Cooperative Extension Office at nutrient-management@udel.edu or (302)730-4000.

The University of Delaware welcomes and encourages participation of all individuals. If you should have special needs because of a disability, please notify us to make arrangements when you register.

Delaware Nutrient Management Certification Sessions are frequently held at the:

Contact information

Dr. Amy Shober
Professor and Extension Specialist
Nutrient Management and Environmental Quality
Work Phone: (302) 831-2146
Work Email: ashober@udel.edu

Jennifer Volk
Extension Specialist, Environmental Quality and Management
Director, Kent County Extension
Work Phone: (302) 730-4000
Work Email: jennvolk@udel.edu

Sydney Young Riggi
Extension Agent
Nutrient Management Program
Work Phone: (302) 730-4000
Work Email: sydney@udel.edu

Shawn Tingle
Research Associate
Nutrient Management Program
Work Phone: (302) 856-2585 + (572)
Work Email: tingle@udel.edu