Conference on livestock odour reduction
A national conference exploring the advantages,
limitations and economics of mitigation methods and technologies regarding
livestock odour reduction will be held 19-21 May at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in
The increased population of people living in traditional farm areas and the
resulting environmental concerns have created a more immediate need to reduce
odour and air emissions from animal feeding operations.
With the aim of providing practical information about
prevention, capture and treatment, masking and dispersal of air emissions from animal
feeding operations, the conference, titled "Mitigating Air Emissions from
Animal Feeding Operations" will be coordinated and hosted by
the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
and ISU Extension.
"Our goal is for consultants and producers to use the proceedings from the
conference as a practical reference that identifies tools available when
considering air emissions mitigation strategies for animal feeding operations,"
says Robert Burns, conference coordinator and associate professor of ag and
biosystems engineering at ISU.
The conference begins with an afternoon of keynote presentations. Arlen
Lancaster, chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss
air quality programming. Additional keynote talks will cover the current US
animal feeding air emissions regulatory climate, plus updates on US and European
The second day will be filled with 60 technical presentations covering
mitigation of air emissions from animal housing, manure storage facilities and
land application of manure, as well as facility siting and environmental
The final session on the third day will feature presentations and a panel
discussion involving several animal industry representatives.
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