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Creating and implementing A Self-certified Animal Waste Management Plan is a free and easy way to protect and prepare your farm for the future!
Our District has received a grant from the NJ Department of Agriculture to assist farmers in developing these plans.
This service is being offered confidentially and free of charge so farm operations can easily address agricultural Non-point source pollution and comply with the NJ Criteria and Standards for Animal Waste Management. The goal of this program is to educate farmers in better waste management practices.
Creating a plan is easy!
1. Contact the District at 908-852-2579 to set an appointment by phone, in our office or at your farm
2. Determine your animal units
3. Answer afew questions about your existing waste managment practices
4. Review your plan and make necessary changes to your current practices
5. Sign the operaotr declaration form to self-certify your plan

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Animal Waste Management

The District is offering FREE & CONFIDENTIAL assisitance to farmers in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex & Warren Counties to come into compliance with the NJ Animal Waste Management Rule. 
We will help you create a self-certified Animal Waste Management Plan.
Call to make an appointment to meet either by phone, in our office, or at your farm. 


Who needs an Animal Waste Management Plan?
  • Any livestock operation including horses, cows, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas with 8 to 299 animal units
  • Any farm receiving or applying more than 142 tons of animal waste per year

What is an Animal Unit?
One animal unit equals one thousand pounds 
Farms with less than 8 animal units or receiving less than 142 tons/year are encouraged, but not required to have a self-certified plan



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