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Farm*A*Syst is a partnership between government agencies and private business that enables you to prevent pollution on farms, ranches, and in homes using confidential environmental assessments.

Farm*A*Syst can help you determine what risks -- whether from livestock waste disposal, pesticide management or petroleum storage -- could threaten your family's health and financial security. A system of step-by-step factsheets and worksheets helps you to identify the behaviors and practices that are creating those risks.

All information you gather is confidential. You decide what changes you need to make and when to make them.
Some of the issues that Farm*A*Syst can help you address include:

arrowQuality of well water, new wells and abandoned wells
arrowLivestock waste storage
arrowStorage and handling of petroleum products
arrowManaging hazardous wastes
arrowNutrient management
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Because Farm*A*Syst is a voluntary program, you decide whether to assess your property on your own, or if you want additional technical advice from your local government agencies or businesses.

Since 1991, thousands of farmers and ranchers throughout the country have used Farm*A*Syst. The program has been recognized nationally and internationally for its common-sense approach to managing environmental risks.

The Pollution and Prevention National Facilitation Project provides a list of Farm*A*Syst and other landowner tools tailored to your state or region.

Whether you grow soybeans or cotton, raise cattle or chickens, manage 100 acres or 1,000 acres, Farm*A*Syst is the program to get you started.

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Contact us at:
Farm*A*Syst Program
Environmental Resources Center
University of Wisconsin
445 Henry Mall, Room 202
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-0024

Farm*A*Syst is a national program cooperatively supported by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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