The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is offering access to a free video of its archived version of a webinar designed to help Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers prepare for on-site inspections.
The webinar explains the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) “Work Plan Agreement” and its impact on livestock and poultry farmers.
On the webinar, experts provide an overview of the work plan agreement, how livestock farms would be identified, order of compliance evaluation and inspections, what enforcement actions would occur and how to prepare for an inspection, as well as what to expect during the inspection.
It also includes financing options available for those farmers needing to make changes or improvements to their livestock farms.
“Farmers should take the work plan agreement seriously and be proactive in taking a look at their livestock farms,” says CSIF Executive Director Brian Waddingham. “I would encourage farm families to access the online videos to better understand what DNR inspectors will be looking for, whether it’s a desk-top evaluation or an on-site inspection, and how to prepare for it. If they have environmental concerns about their livestock farm, I would encourage them to contact CSIF and arrange a no cost, confidential farm visit.”
The recording is available here.