Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan


What is a CNMP?

A Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) is a whole farm, progressive document. A CNMP contains records of the current activities on a livestock operation, an evaluation of the existing environmental risks, and proposals to reduce the risk of negative impacts to the environment. The objective is to ensure both farm production and environmental goals (clean water, clean air, and healthy soils) are achieved on the farm.

What Do I Need To Get Started?

You'll need to provide the following information listed below:

  • Field Information (Tract Number, Field ID, Acreage)

  • Soil Tests (Must be taken in the past 3 years)

  • Manure Tests (For Accurate Nutrient Values)

  • Crop Rotations

  • Manure Storage Information

  • Animal Information (Number of Head, Type of Bedding, etc.)

  • Type of Equipment Being Used on the Facility

You can download the information needed to start your CNMP here: Checklist

Why Should I Get a CNMP?

Having a CNMP developed for your farming operation provides you a strategy for managing your farm’s soils and nutrients. Having and following a CNMP may protect you from regulatory actions in case of an accidental manure spill or complaints about odors and other nuisances associated with the management and spreading of manure.

To learn more about CNMP's or if you have any questions please contact the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District at 330-263-5376 or visit our office for more details. We're located at 428 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, OH 44691, in the lower level of the building .

* * The development of a CNMP may take several months.