CAP - Feed Management Plan (108)
Group CriteriaCriteria
Feed Management Plan (108) Option 1 - Knowledge and TrainingCustomer Reference: In Section E1 of TSP Profile, provide one (1) customer reference where technical service has been provided that can verify your experience and proficiency in the planning, designing, installation, and checkout of the conservation practice.
Educational Degree: Candidates using this option must document in Section D of the TSP profile they possess a bachelor's degree in one of the Animal Sciences with an emphasis in nutrition.
Feed Management Plan Development-Sample Plan: Candidates should complete one (1) sample plan that follows: (1) current year's Plan Development Criteria for CAP 108-Feed Management Plan listed in Section III of the eFOTG; (2) National Planning Procedures Handbook - Part 600.5; and (3) include how the use of various feeding technologies and feeding techniques described in the NRCS conservation practice standard for feed management (code 592) can change the nutrient content of excreted animal manure and the sources of feed management technical assistance that are available in the area(s) in which the planner is providing assistance. Plans should be submitted to your resident state TSP Coordinator by email, or send a paper copy by mail.
State Required Certification or licensing: In Section C1 of the TSP profile enter all certifications or licenses if required by state or local law or regulation in which service will be provided. Documentation of certification or a license should be provided to the TSP’s resident State TSP Coordinator and to the State TSP Coordinator(s) for the states where certification is being requested.
Work Experience: Candidates using this option must document in Section E of the TSP profile they possess two (2) years professional experience in providing technical assistance in feed rations to produce livestock. Candidates should document in their work experience they possess the knowledge and ability to: (1) discuss feed management technologies and feeding techniques as described in the NRCS conservation practice standard for feed management (Code 592) with producers during the planning process; (2) discuss how their use can change the nutrient content of excreted animal manure; (3) discuss the sources of feed management technical assistance that are available in the area(s) in which the planner is providing assistance; and (4) enable producers to make a decision of the potential value of including feed management in their conservation plan.
Feed Management Plan (108) Option 2 - CertificationAnimal Feed References: Provide two locations or customer references where practice has been installed that can verify experience and proficiency in developing animal diets and feeding strategies that conform to the requirements of the NRCS conservation practice standard for feed management.
Animal Scientist Certification: Certification as a Professional Animal Scientist through the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS); or a NRCS approved training program.
Feed Management Plan Development-Sample Plan: Candidates should complete one (1) sample plan that follows: (1) current year's Plan Development Criteria for CAP 108-Feed Management Plan listed in Section III of the eFOTG; (2) National Planning Procedures Handbook - Part 600.5; and (3) include how the use of various feeding technologies and feeding techniques described in the NRCS conservation practice standard for feed management (code 592) can change the nutrient content of excreted animal manure and the sources of feed management technical assistance that are available in the area(s) in which the planner is providing assistance. Plans should be submitted to your resident state TSP Coordinator by email, or send a paper copy by mail.