Iowa Overview Multi-State CNMP Symposium November 30th – December 1st, 2010 Mark Garrison, Environmental Engineer Eric Hurley, Nutrient Management Specialist
Iowa Farm Characteristics Farm Sizes: 331 Ac/151 Ac – 2007 & 350 Ac/179 Ac – 2002 (Mean/Median)
IA Practices for AWMS • Waste Storage Facility (313) • Animal Mortality Facility (316) • Composting Facility (317) • Anaerobic Digester (366) • Waste Facility Cover (367) • Air Filtration and Scrubbing (371) • Pond Liner (521A-D) • Roof Runoff Structure (558) • Amendments for Agricultural Waste Treatment (591) • Waste Treatment (629) • Solid/Liquid Separation Facility (632) • Manure Transfer (634) • Vegetated Treatment Area (635)
Animal Mortality Facilities NRCS Central States Environmental Engineering SharePoint Site
Waste Facility Storage Tanks Iowa NRCS Field Office Photo
NRCS EQIP Payment Schedule (AWMS) • EQIP Program Payment Percentage can range from 30% to 50%, depending on practice. • EQIP Program Payment Percentage for Historically Underserved, Organic, etc can range from 55% – 75%, with a few cases range up to 90%, depending on program and practice. • Also can vary based on Iowa’s Common Resource Areas.
How is the Work Getting Done? • Historically A&E contracts, TSP’s and NRCS staff facilitated animal waste project completion. • Now – primarily TSP’s and NRCS – estimated 50/50 split. • EQIP 2008 – estimated 150 projects planned, partially certified, or certified under TSP purview. • In the past there has been funding on the watershed level (assessment work). • State Revolving No to Low Interest Loan Program (Feedlot to Building conversions)
IA NRCS CNMP/AWMS Technical Staff John Myers NRCS Resource Conservationist Allen Gehring NRCS State Engineer Eric Hurley NRCS Nutrient Management Specialist Mark Garrison NRCS Environmental Engineer Area Resource Conservationist(s) Area Engineer(s) – Areas 1, 2, 3 , 4 & 5 Individual Field Office Resource Conservationist(s), Engineer(s), Civil Engineering Technician(s) or other staff