TeamAg Inc | Nutrient Management
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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.

Todd Rush

Conservation Program Specialist

Todd joined TeamAg in 2011.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from Penn State University.  Prior to joining TeamAg, Todd spent 11 years working at two Pennsylvania County Conservation Districts administering their Chesapeake Bay and Nutrient Management Programs.  As a Conservation Program Specialist at TeamAg, Todd 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.  Todd is a Pennsylvania Certified Nutrient Management Specialist, Odor Management Specialist, Conservation Planner and registered Technical Service Provider for USDA / NRCS.

Nick Biondi

Nutrient Management Specialist

Nick joined TeamAg in 2019.  He has a degree from Johns Hopkins University.  Prior to working in agriculture conservation, Nick had a 20 year career in fixed income capital markets in both New York City and Philadelphia.  Nick got his Nutrient Management certification in 2016 and worked for a little more than two years with the Lancaster County Conservation District. Nick credits his love of fishing with his desire to work in agriculture conservation and water quality.

At his home in Chester County, Nick regularly drinks too much, yells at his kids, and frustrates his long suffering wife.  The dog thinks he’s OK though.

Amy Zerbe

Conservation Program Specialist

Amy joined TeamAg in 2011 and has been working in the agriculture industry since 2005. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from The Pennsylvania State University.  Amy is certified in Pennsylvania as a Nutrient Management Specialist, Odor Management Specialist, and as a Technical Service Provider (TSP) with USDA-NRCS as a Certified Conservation Planner and a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) Specialist.  In addition to working for TeamAg, Amy also assists in running her family’s beef farm and excavating business located in Bradford County, PA.

Bryan Withiam

Conservation Program Specialist

Bryan joined TeamAg in 2015.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in GeoEnvironmental Studies from Shippensburg University.  Prior to joining TeamAg, Bryan worked for several dairy farms in Chester County and two Pennsylvania County Conservation Districts.  As a Nutrient Management Specialist at TeamAg, Bryan 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.  Bryan is a Pennsylvania Certified Nutrient Management Specialist, Odor Management Specialist, Conservation Planner and registered Technical Service Provider for USDA / NRCS.

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.

Latest Nutrient Management News:

  • DEP to Cover Cost of at Least 800 Agricultural Plans for Clean Water in Pennsylvania’s Part of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will reimburse farmers in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for the cost of preparing......

  • Chris Sigmund, President of TeamAg accepted an award from the Chester County Conservation District for Conservationist of the Year. We are appreciative and honored to have received this award....