About the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Our Vision

Individuals involved in public policy issues, animal production, and delivery of technical services for animal agriculture will have on-demand access to the nation's best science-based resources that is responsive to priority and emerging environmental issues associated with animal agriculture.

What Is the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC)?

The LPELC is a learning network made up of professionals from across the U.S. (and Canada) with an interest and expertise in some aspect of animal agriculture and environmental stewardship.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or would like to become a member.....

Partnering on grant projects, web content: Jill Heemstra, University of Nebraska jill.heemstra@unl.edu

Webcast series, web content: Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska leslie.johnson@unl.edu

Leadership committee:

Team leaders:

Roles and responsibilities of LPELC team leaders.

Commitments of this Team

A national team representing a broad spectrum of those creating, delivering and utilizing research-based knowledge will establish a national Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center committed to:

  • Implementing a customer driven approach that will identify critical or emerging issues. We regularly ask stakeholders what they need and how this information impacts their daily work.
  • Coordinating for each priority, identified by customers, the assembly of our best science-based information. Reliable, credible information that is reviewed and recommended by a multi-disciplinary team of experts.
  • Developing and testing innovative outreach models for connecting those who are creating new research knowledge with the end users of that knowledge. We are finding new ways to learn and interact with experts, peers, learners, and influencers.
  • Identifying appropriate national learning center roles that best support existing organizations committed to an outreach mission. We are not trying to reinvent or compete with existing resources--we are committed to finding ways to help increase the usage of good resources already published and then develop original content as appropriate.
  • Provide a repository for information that is accessible beyond a funded project. Grant-funded projects provide exceptional opportunities to develop new knowledge and explore outreach strategies. To prevent this accrued knowledge from falling out of common use as personnel move on to new projects or websites are decommissioned, it is important to provide an accessible "home" for that information. In addition to preserving this information it also provide future projects with a base from which to build rather than have to start from scratch.

Our Audience

Our ultimate customer is the livestock or poultry producer. However, this network tends to emphasize delivery of information to ag professionals that influence producer environmental management decisions. This allows for the professional to appropriately contextualize information for different geographical locations or production systems. The LPELC places a high value on working with a wide range of groups such as: extension, research and teaching faculty/staff, commodity groups, ag organizations, agencies, environmental organizations, farmers, public and private sector advisers, and those involved in public policy implementation.