Lesson 2. Whole Farm Nutrient Planning

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Intended Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Recognize the importance of balancing nutrient inputs and managed outputs for a livestock operation.
  • Identify potential indicators of a “whole farm” nutrient imbalance within the producer’s own operation.
  • Be aware of fundamental strategies for addressing a whole farm nutrient imbalance.



The participants will complete

  • Environmental Stewardship Assessment: Indicators of a possible imbalance that may exist on your farm.
  • Regulatory Compliance Assessment: Regulatory compliance issues related to nutrient management that may be applicable to your livestock or poultry operation.
  • Estimating a whole farm nutrient balance.

Author: Rick Koelsch