The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires that the person who has operational responsibilities of the concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) located in the dairy outreach program area (DOPA) complete an initial 8-hour training on animal waste management within 12 months after permitting or authorization; and Receive an additional 8 hours of continuing education in animal waste management for each subsequent 24-month period. The DOPA area includes Bosque, Comanche, Erath, Hamilton, Hopkins, Johnson, Rains, and Wood Counties.  The Environmental Quality Management of Animal Feeding Operations Curriculum includes 10 modules. Successful completion by correctly answering all test questions for each module provides one hour of initial or continuing education training required by the TCEQ.  In this course participants will learn animal waste handling, storage, treatment and utilization processes and systems, best management practices, and available technologies to reduce air and water pollution from animal feeding operations.

To take the course, register and pay a $75 fee, which will allow you to take any or all modules for a 1-year period. 

Pay and enroll at 
Contact Brent Auvermann at for more information.