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Workshop Will Help Farmers Plan Odor Management Program

by 5m Editor
22 October 2004, at 12:00am

NEBRASKA - Two University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension odor management workshops will help pork producers further understand the off-farm impact of odor, alternatives for controlling odor and applicable alternatives for their farms.

University of Nebraska Agricultural Research Division The odor management workshops, tailored specifically for pork producers, are Nov. 11 in Norfolk and Nov. 12 in Beatrice.

The one-day, hands-on workshops will use planning tools to assist individual producers in assessing farm odor potential, identifying residences that are likely to be impacted by odors and determining science-based directional setback distances. It also will help in assessing applicable odor-control options and evaluating using and sizing a biofilter on a production building.

In addition, the workshops will assist in comparing options and costs for covering a lagoon or manure storage and considering the benefits of different odor control technologies, especially in terms of reduced area impacted by farm odor.

The Norfolk workshop will be at the Lifelong Learning Center and the Beatrice workshop will be at the Gage County Extension office.

Workshops are from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. There is no registration fee, but advance registration is necessary by Nov. 5. To register, call Daphne Nebel at (402) 472-1646 or e-mail [email protected]

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Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln - 20th October 2004

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