Strategic Farmstead Planning focuses on farmstead layout, facility design, and environmental planning to help farms maintain proﬁtability and implement comprehensive nutrient management plans for environmental sustainability.
Education and Outreach
Program staff work directly with farmers and agriservice providers and present at workshops across the state. Topics covered include:
- robotic milking facilities
- dairy and heifer housing
- manure storage
- bunker silos
- on-farm dairy processing
- machine shops
- long-term farmstead development planning
- environmental concerns
PRO-DAIRY specialists develop facility designs in partnership with dairy farmers and professional engineers.
PRO-DAIRY specialists provide technical support to extension and agriservice personnels and serve on dairy farm profit advisory teams.
Farmstead Planning Resources