U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recently completed the development of Module 2 of the Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2), an informational video series designed to assist poultry and egg producers with reducing environmental risk associated with the management of poultry litter and other by-products generated on the farm.
“Module 2 – Nutrient Management Planning” is a series of four videos that discuss the need, requirement and environmental benefit of actively implementing a nutrient management plan developed specifically for an individual poultry and egg farm.
Module 2 of the Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program was a collaborative effort between USPOULTRY, The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Program content and videos were developed by subject matter experts from the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center and USPOULTRY and were funded in part through a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.
“The nutrient management plan videos highlight an area of critical importance for both EPA and agriculture. Properly implemented nutrient management plans protect water resources. They also allow farmers to balance the amount of nutrients they apply with the needs of their crops. We look forward to continuing our work with farmers to find additional areas of mutual benefit,” said Andrew Sawyers, director of EPA’s Wastewater Office.