Be a good neighbor by developing an odor-management plan, specific to your area and your operation.

According to David Schmidt, University of Minnesota Extension agricultural engineer, an odor-management plan requires four steps:
1. Create a list of potential odor sources in and around your farm.
2. Determine which odor sources are most likely to bring about odor complaints, and when they might occur.
3. List one or two odor-control strategies for each situation.
4. Develop a protocol for responding to odor complaints and make sure your personnel understands what to do.

For details on how to implement each of these steps, check out the publication, "Preparing an Odor Management Plan," from the University of Minnesota Extension service. Call (800) 876-8636 to order.