Air and Water Quality

Dr. Jay Martin educates students about water qualityHealthy air and water are important for our communities and for agricultural systems. FABE Extension educators in this area specialize on the management of air emissions from animal production facilities, agricultural drainage and irrigation, and wastewater management through septic systems, wastewater treatment, and more. 


agricultural air quality

FABE researchers are committed to the discovery of knowledge and development of new technologies for effective management of indoor environment and air emissions from agriculture animal feeding operations to improve health and the environmental quality, promote renewable energy or product generation, abate greenhouse effects, and enhance competitiveness and sustainability of the agricultural animal production industries.

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Drainage and Irrigation

The Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program has conducted educational programs in land drainage for over 50 years. The Overholt Drainage School is an intensive five-day short course conducted each year. In the past 24 years, over 1500 adult students have attended the school, and the subject matter has progressed from traditional land drainage towards specialty topics in water management that focus on the balance between sustained production and environmental objectives.

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wastewater management

Septic systems, wastewater treatment, water supplies, septic system information and alternative systems are presented in workshops, conferences and publications, food processing wastewater is a special focus of the program, developing low-cost treatment systems to meet environmental requirements in Ohio, and water testing and water treatment information for private wells is available.

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