The Livestock and Poultry Environmental (LPE) Learning Center is hosting a webcast Sept. 16, 2011 to discuss highlighted findings of the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS). The webcast will be at 2:30 p.m. eastern standard time.

In 2007, monitoring for the NAEMS was initiated as a result of a consent agreement between several animal commodity groups and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Goal of the NAEMS was to measure emissions of regulated gases from representative livestock and poultry facilities across the United States, and to improve the knowledge base of agricultural air emissions.

With monitoring completed and data turned over to EPA, project findings can be reported. Project leader Al Heber of Purdue University and Erin Cortus of South Dakota State University, who served for over two years as the data analysis manager for NAEMS while at Purdue University, will highlight results of this multi-species study. They will also offer their perspectives as researchers and Extension specialists.

Rick Stowell of the University of Nebraska will serve as the moderator for the webcast. To participate, go to http://www.extension.org/pages/58813/live-webcast-information to download the speaker’s powerpoint presentations and connect to the virtual meeting room. First-time viewers should also follow the steps at http://www.extension.org/pages/8924/how-do-i-participate-in-a-webcast.

For more information on LPE, go to http://www.extension.org/animal+manure+management.