Agri-tourism and Planning
Friday, August 25, 2017
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CDT
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Part I of the presentation will be focused on poultry farming and its impact in Georgia’s agricultural economy. The speaker will address various details regarding size and functional designs of past, current, and future poultry farms including both broiler and egg producing operations. Details of daily farm operation will also be discussed such as primary construction, commercial truck traffic generation, utility needs, on-site litter handling and disposal, as well as the timeline for typical flock maturation. Other items of discussion will include current EPA and GaEPD regulations that mitigate adverse environmental impacts of poultry farms.
Part II of the presentation will be, in regards to land use planning, focused on providing local governing authorities the tools necessary to make the distinction between conventional agricultural uses and some of the more modern industrialized practices. Examples of how to address “concentrated feeding operations” (aka chicken houses) in a city or county’s ordinance will be presented. The outcome of this joint presentation is to ensure the continued success of Georgia’s poultry industry as the state’s number one agricultural commodity while, at the same time, protecting the property values and quality of life for citizens of rural communities.
Elizabeth Trombetta, firstname.lastname@example.org