All growers or grower farm operations that transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment are required to be certified with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
The DeKalb County Farm Bureau and Conserv FS are cosponsoring an in-person Anhydrous Training for certification on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. The training will take place at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building from 9 to 11 a.m.
The training will help individuals understand:
• Properties of ammonia
• Competency in safe operating practices
• How to take appropriate actions in the event of a leak or emergency
• Personal protective equipment and first aid
• Transportation safety.
Training is for individuals who transport or handle anhydrous ammonia – farmers/growers, farm employees, family members, others who help.
Growers are not required to be certified to purchase anhydrous ammonia, but are required to be certified for handling and transporting. Certification is good for three years.
There is no cost for the training. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
Rob Kinsch, Agronomy Operations Manager with Conserv FS, will be the training instructor.
To register for the Anhydrous Training, contact the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 815-756-6361, by Feb. 21.
For those who prefer online training go to: https://onenet.illinois.gov/page.aspx?item=128037.