Webinar: Livestock Farm Inspections

Date: 13-Nov-2013Printer View


What: Webinar to explain upcoming DNR livestock farm inspections

When: Wednesday, November 13 at 12 p.m.

Description: The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is offering a free webinar for livestock and poultry farmers to explain the impact of the EPA Region 7 and Iowa DNR “Work Plan Agreement.” The work plan agreement was released Sept. 11 and is designed to strengthen Iowa’s implementation of the federally authorized NPDES program. “Livestock regulations are complex, sometimes ambiguous and are constantly changing,” says CSIF Executive Director Brian Waddingham. “For Iowa’s livestock and poultry farms to prosper, farmers must know and understand state and federal regulations and the resources available to help them remain viable on the land for generations to come.  This webinar will help livestock farmers better understand how the work plan agreement will affect them and their farm.” 

Agenda: The webinar features a presentation from Ken Hessenius, Iowa DNR supervisor from Field Office 3 in Spencer, discussing the details of the work plan agreement and what livestock farmers can expect if their farm is selected for an inspection. Other speakers include Eldon McAfee, attorney for Beving, Swanson and Forrest and Chris Gruenhagen, government relations counsel for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation who will explain the steps farmers can take to prepare for an on-farm inspection.  CSIF staff will also discuss the services they offer to livestock farmers to ensure they are in environmental compliance and are meeting all state and federal rules and regulations.

For More Information: For information about the webinar, contact Brian Waddingham at 800-932-2436 or bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com. For information about the Work Plan Agreement, visit the DNR Animal Feeding Operations link

To Access the Webinar: The webinar has concluded. Please visit www.supportfarmers.com/InspectionInfo to view the recording.

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