The Manure Management Planner (MMP) course 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 Conservation and Climate. 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 course for Manure Management Planners that was developed in partnership with the Province of Manitoba and the Agrologists Manitoba. It consists of a home study manual, an online seminar, a manure management planning assignment and a 100 question, closed-book, multiple-choice exam completed online.  

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.


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)

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March - May
Program Start
March 1, 2021
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Program Details
Continuing Studies
School of Agriculture & Environment
1.800.862.6307 ext 6685 (toll free)
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