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IMMAG - Iowa Manure Management Action Group

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(515) 294-9590 or e-mail amrieck@iastate.edu

Information for small and medium-sized animal feeding operations

Introduction
Dates, Locations and Registration
Sponsors

Introduction
Iowa State University Extension is hosting four workshops for livestock operations that might be considered medium-size Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).  A medium CAFO is defined by a combination of size and discharge conditions.  The size threshold for each animal type is listed below in the table.  If you meet the size threshold, you are defined as a CAFO if: 1) you discharge pollutants to waters of the United States (typically lakes, streams or wetlands) by direct contact of the animals with the waters or 2) by discharge through a man-made ditch, flushing system, or similar man-made device (Note this discharge can also include any feedlot runoff, silage runoff or milkhouse wastewater, no matter how dilute or how far it travels).

Animal Type

Threshold to be a medium CAFO

Cattle, dairy heifers, cow/calf pairs, or veal calves

300-999

Mature dairy cows

200-699

Swine weighing 55 lbs. or more

750-2,499

Swine weighing less than 55 lbs.

3,000-9,999

Horses

150-499

Sheep or lambs

3,000-9,999

Turkeys

16,500-54,999

Chickens (operations with liquid manure handling)

9,000-29,999

Laying hens (other than liquid manure handling)

25,000-81,999

Chickens other than laying hens (other than liquid manure handling system)

37,500-124,999

 

The goals of these workshops are 1) define a medium-sized CAFO; 2) review NPDES permit requirements; 3) discuss design criteria for manure and effluent handling and storage; 4) review operation and maintenance plans, nutrient management plans and recordkeeping requirements; and 5) share resources for technical and financial assistance.  DNR will assist with these workshops and will be available to answer questions.  Local sponsors will also be available to discuss engineering services, manure plans, and other resources available for technical assistance.

Dates, Locations and Registration
The cost of the workshop is $30 for individuals or the first person from each livestock operation and $15 for each additional person from the same livestock operation.  The cost of the workshops will cover lunch and handout materials.  Attendees should register by calling the location where they plan to attend or by completing the registration form and mailing the form and fee to the location they plan to attend. Registration fees can also be paid at the door.  Please make checks payable to Iowa State University Extension.  If you would like to register on-line with a credit card, please click on this link for additional information.  Please register by June 22 to help us order adequate food and handout materials for the workshops.

June 27.  Room 115 at the NICC Dairy Center, Calmar.  Please contact the Winneshiek County Extension office at 563-382-2949, or print and mail the registration form to:  Winneshiek County Extension Office, 325 Washington St., Decorah, Iowa 52101

June 28.  Country Junction Restaurant, Dyersville.  Please contact the Dubuque County Extension Office at 563-583-6496, or print and mail the registration form to: Dubuque County Extension Office, 14858 West Ridge Lane Suite 2, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

June 29  Buzzy’s Restaurant, Welton.  Please contact the Clinton County Extension office at 563-659-5125, or print and mail the registration form to: Clinton County Extension Office, 400 E. 11th Street, DeWitt, Iowa 52742

June 30  Moose Lodge in Charles City. Please contact the Floyd County Extension office at 641-228-1453, or print and mail the registration form to: Floyd County Extension Office, 112 N. Main St., Charles, City, Iowa, 50616

 

Sponsors
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this series of meetings, please contact Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension Program Specialist at Iowa State University at 515-294-9590, or amrieck@iastate.edu by June 1. Sponsorship is $250 and includes your company name on this Web site and in correspondence to livestock producers; a table for a display at each meeting, time on the program agenda to highlight your company and services offered, and your logo and contact information in program handouts.  Your meeting registration, meals and handout materials are included in your sponsorship.

Livestock producers attend a workshop about compliance issues for medium-sized Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFOs) - click to enlarge

Livestock producers attend a workshop about compliance issues for medium-sized Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFOs).