AREN 307: Farm Structures and Environmental engineering


Different types of on-farm structures. Planning of a farm structure: selection and preparation of site, layout and design. Building materials: selection, properties, wood, plywood, earth as a building material. Elements of construction, frames. Structures for poultry, dairy, cattle and pigs.    

Heat and moisture production by crops and animals, environmental control, feeding systems and waste management, thermal insulation and moisture barriers, ventilation control and quantification of performance, ventilation rates, energy and mass balance, equipment for environmental control.