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Sign Up Now for Concrete Training—Design and Construction for Animal Feeding Operations

Make sure the next deep pit hog barn you construct is built to last, using the right materials in the right quantities. Contractors, consultants, livestock producers and geotechnical experts should plan now to attend one of seven concrete construction seminars held from Feb. 24 to March 3 across the state.

Learn more about DNR specifications, what to do if you have to substitute materials, and why following the DNR’s construction design statement (CDS) is important for the long life and function of the barn. DNR engineers who specialize in animal feeding projects will lead the discussion. They’ll share design and construction considerations for alluvial soils, flood plains, flood plain permits and karst soils--including some stunning photos of where construction failed.

Each two-hour session will be held at a DNR field office. Please contact Paul Petitti at Paul.Petitti@dnr.iowa.gov (or 712-262-4177) to reserve your spot.

  • Feb. 24 – 10 a.m., Spencer
  • Feb. 24 – 2 p.m., Spencer
  • March 1 -10 a.m., Atlantic
  • March 1 – 2 p.m., Des Moines
  • March 2 – 9 a.m., Washington
  • March 2 – 1 p.m., Manchester
  • March 3 – 9 a.m., Mason City

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