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Request for farm participation - UMN Swine Environmental Sustainability Research

We are seeking sow and grow/finish farms to collaborate on research about swine industry environmental sustainability metrics. The objective of this work is to test new methods for measuring and estimating methane and nitrous oxide production from stored manure. We expect that this research will contribute to the National Pork Board’s commitment to People, Pigs, and Planet® by improving the accuracy of on-farm greenhouse gas emission estimates. This effort is funded by the USDA and coordinated by Dr. Erin Cortus, an Extension engineer.

Who is eligible: Deep-pit barn sites. Farm sites within a 2-hour drive from St. Paul, MN are

What you get: Participating farms will have access to unique data on manure emissions from
their facility and consultation with our research team. Participation will be private and
confidential. Farm data will be deidentified and stored securely.

How to join: If you are interested in participating, please indicate your interest with the form
below. We will contact you to set up a brief call (30 minutes) to discuss this
opportunity. Submitting the form requires no commitment on your part.

Research Interest Form
(1-3 minutes to complete)
Visit or scan the QRC code.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
Erin Cortus, Associate Professor and Extension Engineer, or 612-625-8288
MaryGrace Erickson, Postdoctoral Associate, or 765-421-3366
Noelle Soriano, Ph.D. Student,

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