Dairy producers, or those who consult to dairy producers, who are interested in environmental stewardship, can attend the 2007 Environmental Quality Assurance (EQA) Technician Training and Certification Workshop. The training is hosted by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, and will take place March 15-16 at the Best Western Chelsea Inn & Suites in Monticello, Minn.
EQA Technicians that complete the training will be eligible to receive up to $1,360 per farm for technical services provided under the EQA Program. The EQA Program is a voluntary program created by dairy producers, for dairy producers. It assists dairy producers in achieving environmental excellence in five major areas: water quality, odor & air quality, soil quality & nutrient management, habitat quality & diversity and community image. Participants of the EQA Technician Training and Certification will learn how to perform an environmental assessment and how to create an environmental action plan using the EQA Standards.