A conference offering farmers details on state and federal regulations impacting livestock and poultry production is slated for Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Best Western Starlite Village in Fort Dodge, IA.
“Doing Things Right: Farming for the Future,” is sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), and features environmental and regulatory experts discussing regulations and manure and nutrient management issues.
A highlight of the day will be a visit to the A.J. and Kellie Blair cattle and hog farm near Dayton, IA, where regulatory and technical service experts will address specific questions about environmental needs on farms. Iowa State University livestock economist Shane Ellis will provide a market outlook report.
Steve Sapp, Iowa State University professor of sociology, will open the conference discussing results of his comprehensive study completed earlier this summer, highlighting the value of animal agriculture to the economic and social vitality of towns in Iowa’s 99 counties.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Agency representatives have been invited to explain recent enforcement activities pertaining to the Clean Water Act. An “Ask the Expert” panel will offer farmers real-time examples of compliance efforts applicable to their individual farms.
There is no cost to attend but space is limited. To register, contact the coalition at (515) 225-5515 or [email protected].