The Manure Management Planner (MMP) program provides agrologists with the knowledge they need to prepare plans to apply manure as a fertilizer in an environmentally stable manner.

In Manitoba, the application of livestock manure to land must be as a fertilizer for crop production. Many livestock operations must submit an annual Manure Management Plan (MMP) to Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks. Livestock producers can prepare a Manure Management Plan themselves or with the assistance of a qualified Manure Management Planner. Manure Management Planners that prepare plans required by the government of Manitoba must have successfully completed the Manure Management Planner Course and be members in good standing of the Agrologists Manitoba (Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA)) or Certified Crop Advisors. 

Assiniboine offers an approved training program for Manure Management Planners that was developed in partnership with the Province of Manitoba and the Agrologists Manitoba. It includes an instructional manual, online video presentations, a manure management planning assignment and a closed book timed exam. 

School of Agriculture & Environment
1.800.862.6307 ext 6392 (toll free)

Careers & Connections


Students who successfully complete this course may qualify as Manure Management Planners.

A licence can be applied for with the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA).


Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

Detailed information is also available on the Articulation Agreements page for Assiniboine’s High School Articulation Agreements and Apprenticeship Manitoba Agreements.

Tools & Supplies

At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

Total cost, including manual, seminar, assignment and exam, is approximately $850. Exams Date: August 23, 2022


To register, please complete and submit:

Manure Management Planner Registration (PDF)

Upon registration you will receive your course manual and log-in information for the online components of the course. 

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

School and Agriculture and Environment 
204.725.8700 ext 6716
1.800.862.6307 ext 6716 (toll free)

Fast Facts

13 weeks
Program Start
July 1, 2022
Course Load
Program Details
Available by Distance
School of Agriculture & Environment
1.800.862.6307 ext 6685 (toll free)