Submitted to: Proceedings of the Symposium on the State of the Science of Animal Manure
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2004
Publication Date: 1/15/2005
Citation: Powell, J.M., E. Taylor-Powell, R. Klemme, T. Johnson, L. Bruss, and T. Misselbrook. 2005. Partnership for abating ammonia emissions from dairy farms: Using a logic model to build consensus and joint work. Proceedings for the State of the Science - Animal Manure and Waste Management Symposium, January 5-7, 2005, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/natlcenter/sanantonio/proceedings.htm http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/natlcenter/sanantonio/proceedings.htm. p. 39. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Partnerships are key to understanding and solving complex issues facing agriculture. Yet, policy makers, agricultural research and extension, agribusiness and producers often have different interests and mandates, and therefore different approaches to the development and implementation of technologies that enhance the profitability and environmental performance of animal agriculture. All stakeholders need a common understanding of the real and perceived risks of alternative policies and technologies, and their compatibility with existing production practices. To create this common understanding and a joint action plan for abating ammonia emissions from dairy farms, a multi-stakeholder group of research, extension and policy makers used a logic model framework. The logic model provided an organizational framework that focused discussion and understanding in order to identify the inputs, activities and outputs of each partner to create an action plan and a process for achieving agreed upon desired outcomes. It is used 2-3 times annually to review partnership accomplishments and if needed refocus activities to achieve desired outcomes and impact.