Anhydrous Ammonia Certified Grower Training
All growers or grower farm operators who transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or
otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment, shall be certified to understand:
- Properties of ammonia
- Competent in safe operating practices
- How to take appropriate actions in the event of a leak or emergency
- Personal protective equipment & first aid
- Transportation safety
Ongoing training opportunities are being offered for growers and grower farm operators. Certification is good for three years after being initially certified.
Who needs to be certified?
GROWER: Any individual who produces an agricultural commodity on property he or she owns or controls
GROWER FARM OPERATOR: An individual employed by or otherwise authorized by a grower to transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or to otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment. These individuals include grower family members, full-time and part-time hired help, and others providing anhydrous ammonia services at no fee.
*This new requirement is found in the IDOA regulations regarding anhydrous ammonia at 8 Illinois Administrate Code 215.
Please contact Jenny Eisenbeis (Illinois Farm Bureau) at 309-557-3207 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any registration questions.
To learn more about the Illinois Anhydrous Ammonia Certified Grower Training program and requirements, visit www.Bit.ly/IllinoisNH3