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The Agriculture Experiment Station at Iowa State University strengthens Iowa agriculture and the state economy through innovative science and technology. It provides the research to help keep Iowa a world leader in agriculture and food production.

 

This legislative session, Iowa State is seeking $1 million of increased support for the Agriculture Experiment Station. The additional support will help Iowa State deliver new levels of innovation and profitability to Iowa agriculture and allow for focused efforts on livestock air quality, odor management, and animal welfare.

 

New resources would help strengthen a systems-based approach to address odor and air quality while expanding existing research models to include more livestock species. The increase would support research that works to improve animal-care management practices while developing new ways to alleviate animal stress.

 

Thanks to the Agriculture Experiment Station, Iowa State researchers are advancing the science of emissions from swine and poultry operations:

 

  • A first-of-its-kind study establishing accurate emissions baseline for swine facilities, filling data gaps and providing farmers with reliable data in making decisions
  • In a national study, new insights quantify indoor air quality and emissions from hen housing systems
  • The data-driven Community Assessment Model has offered guidance for hundreds of pork producers in making informed decisions on sitings and the likely impact on neighbors
  • An innovative system in hen housing is under study to suppress particles, bacteria, and ammonia while alleviating heat stress

 

Did you know? A team of Iowa State scientists and Extension and Outreach specialists developed a free web-based tool to help livestock and poultry producers identify and compare odor mitigation practices that are best suited for their farms. Air Management Practices Assessment Tool, or AMPAT, lists options to address odors and emissions from animal housing, manure storage, and land application.

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