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Livestock

PROVIDING TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FRANKLIN COUNTY LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS

Franklin Conservation District (FCD) works with dairy farmers to meet legislatively mandated deadlines for approving and certifying Dairy Nutrient Management Plans.

What Is the Purpose of a Nutrient Management Plan?

  • Prevent contaminated waste water discharge to surface waters.

  • Prevent migration of contaminants from the dairy facility to the underlying aquifer. 

  • Agronomically recycle the livestock nutrients produced through the soil and crops to the fullest extent. 

  • Meet the requirements of The Clean Water Act. 

  • Comply with federal, state and local laws regarding water quality standards.

Services & Assistance

​FCD also assists with writing waste management plans for other livestock operations. If you’re an owner or operator of a livestock facility — such as beef cattle, chickens, pigs, goats, horses, or squab —  we may be able to provide you with the following assistance:

  • Nutrient Management Plans

  • Odor and Fly Control Plans

  • Evaluations of Pollution Potential

  • CAFO Permit Application Assistance

  • Cost-share Assistance

  • Design of Best Management Practice

Dairy Nutrient Management

There are currently 12 active dairies in Franklin County, all of which have certified Dairy Nutrient Management Plans. The FCD continues to work with all of the dairies to implement best management practices designed to insure the protection of ground and surface waters.

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