Farmers and their employees who transport and apply anhydrous ammonia will now need to be certified.
Free online training is being offered at www.bit.ly/IllinoisNH3. In-person training opportunities will be announced as they develop.
The training will include: properties of ammonia, competent in safe operating practices, how to take appropriate actions in the event of a leak or emergency, personal protective equipment and first aid, and transportation safety.
Farmers have until April 1, 2022 to be certified and must participate in refresher training every three years. This is a new requirement as part of the Illinois Department of Agriculture anhydrous ammonia regulations.