One of the primary requirements of the Lower Platte North NRD’s Groundwater Management Area is that all operators of irrigation, municipal, and industrial well systems, as well as operators who use any type of fertilizer (either commercial or organic) in production agriculture, are required to obtain NRD certification by attending NRD education classes or by passing an online or take home test designed by the LPNNRD.
Certification is valid for four years, after which recertification is required. Uncertified producers are not eligible for any of the NRD’s cost-share programs or for irrigated acre certification.
The District offers agricultural producers the opportunity to attend certification classes and encourages all new producers to attend a class. If you have attended in the past, an online test or take home test can be alternative for certification.
2021 Nitrogen and Water Management Certification Classes
DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC, IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL BE LIMITED AND MAY CHANGE ON SHORT NOTICE. LPNNRD HIGHLY ENCOURAGES THE ONLINE TESTING OPTION.
Producers across the District have different options for Nitrogen and Water Management Certification for 2021. Due to the pandemic and continued changes in local directed health measures, the Lower Platte North NRD will not be offering classes like ones previously, but are offering new ways to learn about recent updates for Nitrogen and Water Management.
Producers who need to renew their certification are highly encouraged to request a test online at www.lpnnrd.org. Study materials for the test can be viewed and downloaded above.
If you do not have access to the online test, in-person testing is being offered for producers at one of the sites below. Please be aware there is not a class at these locations, only testing. Producers can call 402-443-4675 to reserve a spot at these testing sites and have study materials mailed. Registration is not required but those who register can begin taking their test first.
For more information, contact Water Resources Specialist Russell Oakland or call (402) 443-4675.
|Class Type||Date & Time||Location|
|Testing Only||Tuesday, February 9, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
|Testing and Presentations||Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Testing from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presentations begin at 1:00 p.m.
Lake Wanahoo Education Building,
East side of Lake Wanahoo
If you are unable to attend one of the training classes to obtain or renew your nitrogen certification from the LPNNRD, you can complete an online test instead.
To request access to the online certification test, fill out the information below. When you have submitted your information, a link and password for the test will be emailed to you.
There is no charge for the online test.
Take Home Test
The District offers two different take home tests. One test is geared for agricultural producers, which covers the same general information as the classes, while the second take home test focuses on operators of municipal and industrial water systems.
To request a take home test, contact Water Resources Specialist Russell Oaklund or call (402) 443-4675. There is a $10.00 fee for the take home test.