What are your

Resource Concerns?

Air Quality

Sara Schellenberger, NRCS

Sara works hard to improve water, air, and soil quality by administering farm programs and manure and water storage solutions.


The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service helps private landowners conserve our natural resources, and air resources are among those.  Our Air Quality resource concerns can be broadly classified into four air quality and atmospheric change issues:   

  •           Particulate Matter
  •           Ozone Precursors
  •           Odor
  •           Greenhouse Gases
  • Carbon Sequestration

“Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity..”

“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.”

Agricultural Air Quality Conservation Measures

The guides provide information about NRCS conservation practices and other activities that can be used to address air resource concerns associated with animal production.  Developed as a non-regulatory technical tool, the guides describe different conservation measures that have been successfully demonstrated to reduce emissions of various air pollutants on farms.

SWCD’s fill a unique and crucial role in conservation and stewardship: that of providing soil and water conservation expertise and services to private landowners.
Land use varies from agriculture, productive forests, bodies of water, and urban or industrial use. Regardless of ownership, all lands are interconnected. Responsible and wise management of these private lands is key to White County resident’s quality of life.
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