The goal of animal waste management is to make best use of the nutrients in manure while protecting natural resources. When managed properly, manure can be a valuable resource on a farm. It can be a source of nutrients for crop production and can improve soil quality. However, if there is insufficient land to use the amount of manure that is produced or if manure is mismanaged, then risks to water supplies and the environment could result.
Please remember, the deadline for your Animal Waster Management Plan was September 2010. If you are not yet in compliance, please update your procedures as soon as possible. A single Declaration Page must be turned in to your county extension office stating your fulfillment in design of your management practices.
Additional information about the AWMP can be found at njaes.rutgers.edu/animal-waste-management.