Resources

Vegetative Environmental Buffers Odor Mitigation

VEB TOOL-KIT A Guide to Vegetative Environmental Buffers for Tunnel-Ventilated Poultry Houses
This publication is designed to help guide you through the process of planning, installing, and maintaining a Vegetative Environmental Buffer (VEB) for your tunnel-ventilated poultry operation.
Air Management Practices Assessment Tool- Iowa State University
The purpose of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) is to provide an objective overview of mitigation practices best suited to address odor, emissions and dust at your livestock operation so that livestock and poultry producers may compare and narrow their options of mitigation techniques.
Vegetative Environmental Buffers for Odor Mitigation
The objectives of this fact sheet are to: • Characterize the role that Vegetative Environmental Buffers (VEB) can play in livestock and poultry odor mitigation • Overview VEB design considerations • Overview the financial aspects of using VEBs

NRCS and Cost Share

Through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service provides financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns on private lands. EQIP supports the needs of all agricultural operations, offering ideas, science-based solutions, and guidance for successful and sustainable conservation farms. Below are some of the more popular conservation practices that Iowa farmers install to treat resource concerns related to confined livestock operations as outlined in their conservation plans.

Iowa State University Forestry Extension

ISU Forestry Extension - Planning: Windbreaks for Iowa
Welcome to the Iowa State University Forestry extension website. Please use this resource to learn more about tree selection, planting, and maintenance; local contacts and consultants; and other forestry-related subjects.
ISU Forestry Extension - Planting: Planting Forest Seedlings
Welcome to the Iowa State University Forestry extension website. Please use this resource to learn more about tree selection, planting, and maintenance; local contacts and consultants; and other forestry-related subjects.
Appropriate selection of species for use in the windbreak, followed by good establishment methods, care, and manage- ment, will ensure long-term wind protection in Iowa.
General Planning Guide: Much of Iowa’s land is relatively level to gently rolling with few trees to block the prevailing winter winds. Windbreaks— rows of trees and shrubs properly located—can slow, direct, and block these winter winds, resulting in many benefits to the landowner. A windbreak is a permanent part of the farm landscape, so think and plan carefully before planting trees or shrubs.