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  1. 100% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 8: Silage Storage Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Silage is an essential feed for livestock-based agriculture. It can be made from corn, silage crops such as grass and alfalfa, or from crop processing wastes. When properly harvested and stored, silage poses little or no pollution threat. However, improper silage-making and storing can result in liquid effluents, gases, malodors, undesirable microorganisms, and waste or spoiled silage."

  2. 100% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 9: Animal Waste Storage Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Runoff from livestock production facilities can carry manure, soil, microorganisms, and other potential pollutants that could contaminate surface water and groundwater sources. If not managed properly, animal wastes can affect water quality and human health."

  3. 100% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 10: Animal Waste Land Application Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Managing the land application of animal waste to protect water quality depends on applying rates based on crop requirements and soil conditions, knowing the composition of the animal waste, avoiding runoff from recent applications, and protecting the application areas from runoff and soil erosion. Runoff from fields and water leaching through soil can carry plant nutrients, soil, microorganisms, and other potential pollutants from the fields to surface water or groundwater."

  4. 100% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 11: Soil Conservation Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Soil conservation protects a valuable resource and reduces the off-farm direct impacts of sediment or the indirect impacts of nutrients or pesticides that may be attached to eroded soil particles. A good soil management program has three goals: to protect the soil from erosion by water or wind; to reduce runoff from the land into surface water; and to maintain or improve soil quality."

  5. 100% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Overall Farmstead Ranking [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "This form is designed for collecting the average rankings from completed worksheets in one place for an overall comparison and interpretation."

  6. 100% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: A Sample Post-Evaluation Survey [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "We would like your help in evaluating the Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst program that recognizes farmsteads managed in an environmentally courteous way and promotes awareness of existing site conditions and management practices threatening the quality of groundwater and surface water."

  7. 100% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Farmstead Map [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "A map can be a record of important features on the farmstead that can impact water quality. Drawing a farmstead map will make it easier to evaluate potential sources of pollution and to locate wells, septic tanks and absorption fields in the future when they need maintenance."

  8. 100% 2000 Dairy Farm Business Analysis [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This 24-page analysis provides summary information for various categories of dairy farms and is intended for more general use as an aid to decision making on Pennsylvania dairy farms. As such, the report should be useful to extension agents, individual dairy farmers, and a variety of business, government, and educational professionals."

  9. 100% Can Culling be Controlled in the Expanding Dairy Farm? [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "For the expanding dairy farm, culling is a very important issue that can impact the success of the expansion and business profitability and viability. Understanding how expansion impacts voluntary and involuntary culling beforehand is essential as the manager then has the opportunity to adjust and adopt management practices."

  10. 100% Dairy Farm Business Standard Operating Procedures: A Writing Guide [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A successful dairy farm business needs committed workers who complete work procedures consistently and accurately. It also requires all involved to contribute their experience, knowledge, and ideas to constant improvement for the future. This eight-page publication describes how dairy businesses can use standard operating procedures to get everyone driving toward outstanding performance and success."

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