Reducing odor and air emissions from animal-feeding operations will be the topic for a national conference scheduled for May 19-21 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and University Extension are coordinating and hosting “Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations.” It is designed to provide practical information about preventing, capturing and treating air emissions from animal-feeding units. Masking and dispersal techniques also will be discussed.

The conference begins at  on May 19, with an afternoon of keynote presentations. Arlen Lancaster, chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, will discuss his agency’s air-quality programming. The second day and part of the third will feature nearly 60 technical presentations. These will cover mitigating air emissions from animal housing, manure-storage facilities and manure land-application ideas, as well as facility siting and environmental barriers.

Conference registration is $125 until May 4, and $175 after that date. Registration fee includes attendance at all presentations, conference materials and meals. Click here for aditional information about the conference, lodging and registration.