Extension Ag Update
September/October 2004
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Publications Plus University of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural Publications

Call 1-800-345-6087 or order on the web www.PublicationsPlus.uiuc.edu

It’s a one-stop shop for a current catalog of research-based information (Mastercard and VISA accepted)

FARMSTEAD PLANNING HANDBOOK : Guidelines for Planning and Expanding Agricultural Facilities and Operations

CD-ROM (PC or Macintosh®), 2005

Don D. Jones of Purdue University, Brian Holmes of the University of Wisconsin, and Ted L.  Funk of the University of Illinois.  
This handbook explains how to locate, plan, and build or expand a farm for a small acreage or a large operation.  Drawings and photographs make this handbook easy to understand.
Chapters cover:
* Planning principles, Site selection, Family living area, Drives and service yard
* Farm buildings and areas (office; shop; areas for mixing and storing pesticides or fertilizers, for processing grain, and for livestock).
* Planning for utilities, general safety, accident prevention, emergencies, and biosecurity.

To order the Farmstead Planning Handbook CD-ROM: On-line at www.mwpshq.org, by e-mail at mwps@iastate.edu, by phone at 800-562-3618 or 515-294-4337, by fax at 515-294-9589, or by writing MidWest Plan Service, 122 Davidson Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3080.

Taking Care of Business: Protecting Public Health and the Environment

http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/annual/2004/04annualrpt.pdf.

This annual report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Office of Pesticide Programs' show trends in pesticide use. The32-page hardcopy version includes an interactive CD-ROM with links to supporting documents.

For a hardcopy contact: Q. Borges-Silva, OPP, USEPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460.  1-703-305-5017, Borges-Silva.Quentin@epa.gov.