The Ohio Agricultural Air Quality Conferences is set for Jan. 23-25 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Bromfield Building in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Each day features a different workshop. Participants can choose to attend one day, or all three.

The event is an opportunity for livestock producers, researchers, specialists, extension educators, regulators and agency professionals to interact and address the management of air emissions — a major challenge facing livestock producers.

The first day will focus on Ohioans' views of large animal farms, air quality issues on Ohio farms, development of air quality regulations related to animal feeding operations (AFOs), EPA agenda related to AFOs, appropriate regulation of emissions from AFOs, and an overview of technologies and management practices for animal buildings and manure storage.

This air quality in-service is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of air quality regulations associated with production agriculture, as well as highlight the best available technologies and management practices associated with minimizing these types of impacts.

On the second day, a research symposium will give participants an update on research related to agricultural air emissions and the development of new technologies by nationally known researchers from leading research institutions, including OhioStateUniversity.

And the third day will feature an odor dispersion workshop. This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of odor dispersion modeling and application in determining setback requirements for sitting livestock and poultry facilities. Topics to be covered include: Ohio regulations for odor and sitting livestock and poultry facilities, odor measurement fundamentals, a model tool to predict odor dispersion, and case studies.

Registration for each day of the program is $45 before Jan. 12, and $60 at the door, or $120 (by Jan. 12) to attend the entire conference, and $180 at the door. Registration covers materials, breaks and lunch.

For questions regarding registration, contact Diane Yagich at (614) 292-0885, or For questions regarding the program, contact Lingying Zhao at (614) 292-2366, or, or Jon Rausch at (614) 292-4504, or Additional information can be found by logging on to

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