Southern Regional Water Program

Research, Extension & Education Water Quality Programs through the Land Grant University System

Program Area: Animal Waste Management

Situation and Objectives

program-animalwaste.jpgPathogens, nutrients, and oxygen-depleting substances commonly associated with livestock and poultry waste are listed by EPA as three of the top five surface water contaminants. Water quality issues associated with animal production have received significant regulatory scrutiny as state and local regulatory agencies have expanded their authority to include water quality issues associated with confined animal production. Livestock and poultry producers, environmental groups, commodity organizations, and decision makers need accurate, scientific information about animal waste management. The objectives of this Program are to coordinate state animal waste management efforts and to reduce impacts to water resources from animal production sources.

State Animal Waste Management Educational Websites
AL AFO/CAFO Continuing Education
Animal Waste Management
AR Animal Manure and Mortality Management
Nutrient Management Publications
FL Nutrient Management Program
UF/IFAS EDIS Publications
Livestock Waste Testing Lab
GA Animal Waste Awareness in Research and Extension
KY Nutrient Management in Kentucky
LA LSU AgCenter
MS Poultry Related Information
Nutrient Management
NC Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Management Systems
Technical Assistance and Certification Unit: Training Opportunities
NCSU Training, Shortcourses, and Workshops
Land Application Training and Demonstration Center
NM New Mexico NRCS
OK Oklahoma Litter Market
Manure and Animal Waste Management Program
Poultry Waste Management
SC Certification Program for Animal Manure Managers
TN UT Animal Waste Management
TX Texas Animal Manure Management Issues
Dairy Compost Utilization
Texas Nutrient Management Website


Protecting Water Quality with Incentives for Litter Transfer in Georgia. Final report evaluating the use of litter transfer incentives.

The Southern Animal Manure and Waste Management Quarterly. This newsletter highlights the synthesis of research and outreach efforts in animal waste management across the southern region.

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State Compendium - Programs and Regulatory Activities Related to Animal Feeding Operations



Enhanced regional and multi-agency collaboration, improved science-based information for public policy makers, producers, and organizations; reduced contaminant loading to surface and ground waters.

For information on additional Land Grant University programs and research in Southern Region states addressing animal waste management, return to the home page, select a state and choose from Target Themes.

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