Nutrient Management - TeamAg Inc
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Nutrient Management

What we do:

TeamAg Inc. will develop, update and maintain Nutrient Management Plan that meet any state specific Regulations. As part of the planning process our staff will visit your farm to collect all the necessary information and perform any onsite assessment that may be needed in order to tailor the plan to your specific farm. We can also provide all soil and manure sampling services needed. Mapping for the plan will be completed using the latest GIS technology. Ongoing support for plan updates and record keeping are also available, and recommended.


Once the plan is developed and the landowner is in agreement with the contents of the plan, we will submit the Nutrient Management Plan to the county conservation district for approval. TeamAg Inc. will work with the county Conservation district to seek approval for the Nutrient Management Plan.


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Detail of Services:

Manure / Nutrient Management Planning

  • Act 38 Nutrient Management Plans
  • NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Plans
  • Manure Management Plans
  • Nutrient Balance Sheets for Imported Manure
  • Food Processing Residual (FPR) Planning

Ag E&S / Soil Conservation Planning

  • NRCS Soil Conservation Planning
  • Farm Preservation & Open Space Preservation Conservation Plans
  • Agricultural E&S Planning (DEP Ch102 compliance)
  • Clearing & Grubbing Plans
  • Pond Dredging & Fill Placement Plans

Odor Management Planning

  • Act 38 CAO and CAFOs in PA

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMPS)

  • Engineering Manure & Waste Water Inventory & Evaluation (I&E) Reports
  • NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Plan
  • NRCS Soil Conservation Plan

Ag E&S / Soil CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) Permitting

  • General Permitting
  • Individual Permitting (special protection watersheds)
  • Municipal/Residual Waste Permitting (for methane digesters)

Record Keeping & Plan Implementation

  • BMP design
  • manure spreader calibrations
  • crop yield verifications
  • Record keeping templates

Advanced Record Keeping and Reporting

  • Act38/CAFO Compliant record keeping software
  • Microsoft Excel or AgLeader SMS software is required for advanced record keeping.

Prescription Mapping

  • Using your field data ( Yield, Soil Types, and Soil fertility from grid or zone sampling) to create management zones where a prescription is made for each field or variable rate application of nutrients or variable rate for seeding.

Township / Conservation District / Public Meetings

  • TeamAg Inc. will provide staff to attend meetings and represent the client, if requested.

Our Team:

Jedd Moncavage

Nutrient Management Manager

Jedd Moncavage is a 1999 graduate of Penn State University with a BS in Soil Science. He has been with the TeamAg since 2002. Prior to working at TeamAg, Jedd was employed by Brubaker Consulting Group and the USDA/NRCS. He is a certified Act 38 nutrient and odor management specialist, conservation planner and TSP in multiple states and a nationally certified soil scientist. Jedd works with a team of planners whose main duties include the development of nutrient management plans, soil conservation plans, CAFO permits, CNMPs an all other Ag related planning and permitting.

Nate Dewing

Nutrient Management Specialist

Nate joined TeamAg in 2021 after working for 20 years with the Bradford County Conservation District helping land managers create conservation systems that excel.  Nate is a 1996 graduate of Lycoming College with a BA in Biology.  He credits his ag conservation interests to Grandfather Max Dewing, a lifelong leader in natural resources stewardship.  As a Certified Nutrient Management, Odor Management, and Conservation Planner in PA, and a registered Technical Service Provider with USDA/NRCS, strengths Nate can bring to your farm include manure and livestock handling, nutrient efficiency, problem solving, and regulatory compliance.  Husband to Delphine, and father of 7, Nate enjoys producing delicious grass-fed beef and pure Pennsylvania maple syrup at Dewy Meadows Farm in Bradford County.

Corey Grove

Conservation Program Specialist

Corey joined TeamAg in 2010.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Agroecology with a minor in Agronomy from Penn State University. Prior to coming to TeamAg, Corey worked for a local seed company mixing, packaging, delivering, and selling seed.  As a Conservation Program Specialist at TeamAg, Corey works with our clients to complete nutrient / manure management plans, odor management plans, conservation / agricultural erosion & sedimentation control plans, comprehensive nutrient management plans and CAFO permitting.  Corey is a Pennsylvania Certified Nutrient Management Specialist, Odor Management Specialist, Conservation Planner and registered Technical Service Provider for USDA / NRCS. Corey is also actively involved on his families’ crop, swine, and poultry farming operation located in York County, PA.


Austin Hanssen

Conservation Program Specialist

Austin joined TeamAg in 2021.  He is a 2021 graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and minor in Watersheds and Water Resources.  Prior to working for TeamAg, Austin worked at Penn State’s Agriculture and Environment Center in Centre County helping determine where to implement Best Management Practices.  Austin works with our clients to complete nutrient/manure management plans, odor management plans, conservation, and agricultural erosion & sedimentation control plans.  Austin is a Certified Nutrient Management Specialist & Odor Management Specialist and is working towards becoming a certified Conservation Planner and a registered Technical Service Provider for USDA / NRCS.


Britton Hartzok

Conservation Program Specialist

Britton joined TeamAg in 2022. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in golf course management and more recently worked for the Lancaster County Conservation District. He has a B.S. in Turfgrass Science from Penn State University and an M.S. in Environmental Earth Systems Management from Millersville University. He lives York County and enjoys spending time on and around the Susquehanna River with his wife and dog.


Maddie Klein

Conservation Program Specialist

Maddie Klein graduated from Penn State in 2016 with a BS in Environmental Resource Management and a Minor in Watersheds and Water Resources. Before coming to TeamAg in 2024, she has worked at Lancaster Farmland Trust, and Lancaster County Conservation District, having gained experience with PA’s Act 38 and Nutrient Management Program, conservation planning standards, basic survey and design, project management, PA’s web of funding programs, and guiding farmers through any of the aforementioned processes. She is an Act 38 Nutrient Management Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, painting, and photography.


Derek Metcalfe

Conservation Program Specialist

Derek graduated from Penn State in 2022 with a BS in Environmental Resource Management and minors in Environmental Soil Science and Watersheds and Water Resources. Before coming to TeamAg, he worked with Resource Environmental Solutions on E&S and invasive plant monitoring for stream restoration projects, and with Eurofins Environment Testing, extracting PFAS compounds from aqueous samples. He is currently working towards earning his Act 38 Nutrient Management Certification. In his free time, he enjoys growing PA native plants, hiking, and playing guitar.

Latest Nutrient Management News:

  • TeamAg has been awarded the Partnership Award for our efforts to support the ACAP program in partnership with conservation districts across the state. The award is presented to, “a qualified partnership who has demonstrated successful teamwork and collaboration on ACAP projects. The recipients of the award......

  • TeamAg engineers, John Zaginaylo and Jeff Giger recently spent time with high school kids from local schools on careers in agriculture. Thank you to the PA & Columbia County Farm Bureaus for sponsoring the event, Bloomsburg Fair Grounds for hosting, and the Pennsylvania FFA for......

  • ELIZABETH DEORNELLAS FOR LNP | LANCASTERONLINE   Feb 6, 2023   Agricultural experts and environmentalists urge Lancaster County farmers to take advantage of millions in grants to reduce winter manure spreading and phase out a practice that is economically unproductive and environmentally risky. Improperly managed winter......

  • TeamAg collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund and K-Coe Isom to develop a report, entitled How conservation makes dairy farm more resilient, especially in a lean agricultural economy, which documents how successful implementation of conservation can help farmers improve both the economic and environmental performance......