Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture<br />Thomas Bass, Montana State University<br />Jill Heemstra, Univer...
Environmental Concern<br />Primarily non-point source water pollution<br />Collective run-off from an area (picture depict...
Existing Regulations<br />Primarily water quality driven<br />Clean Water Act (CWA: USEPA, 1972, ‘77 & ’87)<br />CAFO Perm...
On the Horizon: Air and Emissions<br />Green House Gasses (CH4, CO2, N2O…)<br />Particulate Matter (dust)<br />Odor and nu...
Related Issues<br />Urban encroachment<br />Neighbor relations<br />Consumer concerns/demands<br />Lack of food, fiber and...
Becoming a Leader<br />Animal agriculture can be profitable;<br />environmental issues should not scare anyone from the bu...
BELAA Project<br />New and Beginning Producer Specific…<br />Educational materials (publications & presentations) <br />On...
Environmental Leaders Program<br />GOALS<br />Provide education and technical information for new and beginning animal pro...
Environmental Leaders Program<br />Benefits:<br />Assistance with environmental assessment and planning on your farm<br />...
Environmental Leaders Program<br />Requirements:<br />Complete educational programs on environmental stewardship in animal...
Environmental Leaders Program<br />Getting involved:<br />Nominate yourself<br />Nominate a producer<br />Not a farmer or ...
Juergens Environmental Control<br />“Creating Healthy Environments To Produce Healthy Farms!”<br />Building Environmental ...
Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
Stewards of the Land - 2010<br />Cut to Video, by: National Pork Board<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agric...
Air Quality Inside the Barns<br />Gases – Ammonia, Hydrogen Sulfide, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Volatile Acids (VFA)’s, Amin...
Uncertain Future<br />FeedStuffs Feb. 2010<br />Area residents and elected officials are now expressing fear that the cons...
“Next Generation” Environmental Systems<br />Juergens Environmental Control offers the most complete environmental control...
Treating the Sources<br />Air Filtration<br />Atomization<br />Aerobic Neutralizer<br />Anaerobic Neutralizer<br />Siemens...
Agriculture History in the Making<br />Monitoring for over 2.5 years<br />NH3 Average = 0.03 ppm<br />H2S Average = 0.00 p...
Dirty Facts<br />Market weight 250 lbs.<br />1.5 tons of waste<br />Runoff, Leaching, Volatilization<br />Headaches, Nause...
Benefits<br />Performance<br />Manure<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s...
Benefits Beyond Compliance<br />NMP or similar environmental plan can:<br />Allow for better use of on-site manure nutrien...
Currently<br />We are working with ISU by monitoring and evaluating our aerobic system and its ability to harvest NH3.<br ...
Currently<br />Involved with Ag groups, National Pork Board, Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA, all at National,...
What we Know.<br />Average Person is three generations removed from the farm. Our industry is hurting due to this. <br />L...
5th Generation<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D...
Thank You!<br />Contact Us:<br />Peter Juergens<br />peterj@jpfco.biz<br />712 – 830 – 9173<br />Building Environmental Le...
Project Contact Information<br />Jill Heemstra: <br />jheemstra@unl.edu<br />Tommy Bass: <br />tmbass@montana.edu<br />406...
Conclusion and Questions<br />Thank you for your time and your commitment to agriculture’s future! <br />Building Environm...
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    1. 1. Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture<br />Thomas Bass, Montana State University<br />Jill Heemstra, University of Nebraska<br />Peter Juergens,<br />Pork Producer, Iowa<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    2. 2. Environmental Concern<br />Primarily non-point source water pollution<br />Collective run-off from an area (picture depicts sediment from a large construction site) <br />In animal ag: run-off could be from confinement areas, manure and feed storage, or land application areas…<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    3. 3. Existing Regulations<br />Primarily water quality driven<br />Clean Water Act (CWA: USEPA, 1972, ‘77 & ’87)<br />CAFO Permitting (in-flux)<br />State rules and delegated authority<br />State enforces on behalf of federal government<br />Local ordinances<br />zoning, setbacks, air quality, other…<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    4. 4. On the Horizon: Air and Emissions<br />Green House Gasses (CH4, CO2, N2O…)<br />Particulate Matter (dust)<br />Odor and nuisance – least regulation/most citizen complaints<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    5. 5. Related Issues<br />Urban encroachment<br />Neighbor relations<br />Consumer concerns/demands<br />Lack of food, fiber and natural resource literacy within general public<br />Changing policy and regulation<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    6. 6. Becoming a Leader<br />Animal agriculture can be profitable;<br />environmental issues should not scare anyone from the business!<br />You can develop and protect natural resources while providing food, fiber and other services to the world.<br />Find your voice; join a commodity group, chamber of commerce, get involved in local politics, state and beyond…<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    7. 7. BELAA Project<br />New and Beginning Producer Specific…<br />Educational materials (publications & presentations) <br />Online tools, webcasts and social networking<br />Access to expertise<br />Live seminars at NYFEA events<br />Curriculum support for HS Ag Teachers<br />Environmental Leaders Program<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    8. 8. Environmental Leaders Program<br />GOALS<br />Provide education and technical information for new and beginning animal producers<br />Facilitate advocacy and communication<br />Encourage leadership<br />Reward accomplishments<br />Improve public perception<br />Enhance conservation and stewardship<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    9. 9. Environmental Leaders Program<br />Benefits:<br />Assistance with environmental assessment and planning on your farm<br />$500 scholarship to NYFEA events<br />Official recognition, local and ag press<br />Assistance in sharing your story, advocating for agriculture in your community and beyond<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    10. 10. Environmental Leaders Program<br />Requirements:<br />Complete educational programs on environmental stewardship in animal agriculture<br />Implement a management practice on your farm, ranch or feeding operation<br />Talk or present at a function about your operation<br />Work with NYFEA and BELAA project staff to develop a case study about your involvement<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    11. 11. Environmental Leaders Program<br />Getting involved:<br />Nominate yourself<br />Nominate a producer<br />Not a farmer or rancher?<br />“Advocate Award”<br />Complete similar course of education<br />Complete outreach/communication project<br />Funds permitting, similar benefits<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    12. 12. Juergens Environmental Control<br />“Creating Healthy Environments To Produce Healthy Farms!”<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    13. 13. Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    14. 14. Stewards of the Land - 2010<br />Cut to Video, by: National Pork Board<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    15. 15. Air Quality Inside the Barns<br />Gases – Ammonia, Hydrogen Sulfide, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Volatile Acids (VFA)’s, Amines and Mercaptans.<br />Particulate Matter – Dried Fecal Matter, Feed Dust, and Hog Dander.<br />Odor – Combination of gas and particulate matter.<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    16. 16. Uncertain Future<br />FeedStuffs Feb. 2010<br />Area residents and elected officials are now expressing fear that the consent decree could force Premium Standard Farms of Missouri to cease operations.<br />NAEMS <br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    17. 17.
    18. 18. “Next Generation” Environmental Systems<br />Juergens Environmental Control offers the most complete environmental control systems available in the world treating all sources of noxious gas, dust and odor.<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    19. 19. Treating the Sources<br />Air Filtration<br />Atomization<br />Aerobic Neutralizer<br />Anaerobic Neutralizer<br />Siemens S7-200 Controllers<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    20. 20. Agriculture History in the Making<br />Monitoring for over 2.5 years<br />NH3 Average = 0.03 ppm<br />H2S Average = 0.00 ppm<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    21. 21. Dirty Facts<br />Market weight 250 lbs.<br />1.5 tons of waste<br />Runoff, Leaching, Volatilization<br />Headaches, Nausea<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    22. 22. Benefits<br />Performance<br />Manure<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    23. 23. Benefits Beyond Compliance<br />NMP or similar environmental plan can:<br />Allow for better use of on-site manure nutrients; save on fertilizer purchases & improve soil<br />Reduce liability of spills/water pollution<br />Document/defend against environmental accusation<br />Improve access to credit and insurance <br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    24. 24. Currently<br />We are working with ISU by monitoring and evaluating our aerobic system and its ability to harvest NH3.<br />Continue to advocate and champion ag. <br />Have had over 250 people tour our farms since 2008 including tourists from Australia, Brazil, Germany and Holland.<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    25. 25. Currently<br />Involved with Ag groups, National Pork Board, Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA, all at National, State and local level.<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    26. 26. What we Know.<br />Average Person is three generations removed from the farm. Our industry is hurting due to this. <br />Let’s clean up our industry and bring our kids back to work.<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    27. 27. 5th Generation<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    28. 28. Thank You!<br />Contact Us:<br />Peter Juergens<br />peterj@jpfco.biz<br />712 – 830 – 9173<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    29. 29. Project Contact Information<br />Jill Heemstra: <br />jheemstra@unl.edu<br />Tommy Bass: <br />tmbass@montana.edu<br />406.994.5733<br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
    30. 30. Conclusion and Questions<br />Thank you for your time and your commitment to agriculture’s future! <br />Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA)<br />Agriculture’s Promise - Washington D.C. April 2011<br />
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