Animal Waste Management
Most other waste topic information, waste links, current regulations, and list of events are on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Waste Management Programs Site.
North Carolina is the #1 producer of meat and animal products in the United States. The state is second in the nation in hog and turkey production, and is fourth in broilers. North Carolina also has a strong dairy and egg production industry. Due to the importance of animal agriculture to the state's economy and environmental quality, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Research Service have implemented several education and research programs. From the Outer Banks to the mountains near Cherokee, animal waste management has become a major focus both on the farm and in the classroom.
Extension faculty working in this area are:
Sanjay Shah - Animal waste management, air quality
Mike Burchell - Drainage and Water Management
Garry Grabow P. E. - Treatment lagoons, wastewater irrigation operator certification, land application, odor control, innovative treatment systems
Mark Rice - Constructed wetlands, solid separation
Research faculty working in this area are:
Jay Cheng - Methane recovery, innovative waste treatment John Classen- Innovative waste treatment systems
John Classen - Innovative waste management treatments
Rod Huffman P. E. - Lagoon seepage, groundwater, irrigation
Praveen Kolar - Energy production and value added waste management
Otto (Chip) D. Simmons, III - Environmental fate and transport of microbial pathogens
in water and air close to animal feeding operations
Ling Wang- Agricultural odor research