MSA helps farmers plan, engineer and fund cost-effective manure management, feed and ventilation systems designed to achieve both short- and long-term objectives.
From kitchen table meetings to ongoing project management support, we partner with farmers to evaluate options and execute the best possible approach for their farm systems. At the same time, our engineers work closely with leading agriculture research facilities to develop solutions that will enable more efficient and productive farming operations in the future. The growers, producers and researchers we work with not only achieve sustainable, compliant ways to move farming operations forward; they benefit from having experienced partners in their corner, always willing to do whatever it takes to improve the facilities of today for tomorrow.
Regulations, automation, and fluctuating commodity prices make farming today more complex than ever.
The farmers we partner with are looking for ways to expand their operations, upgrade their systems and control their costs, all while complying with increasingly strict regulations. Whether you are aiming to enhance cow comfort, improve the efficiency of your feed system, overhaul your manure management solution to avoid costly fines or develop long-term plans to decrease your dependence on commodity pricing, having the right engineering partner can make all the difference.
Our full-service, multidisciplinary approach means we can address all your challenges, and see the right solution through, start to finish.
The agriculture engineers at MSA have extensive experience with every type of farming system including manure management, permitting, farmstead planning, feed and ventilation. We’re on top of the regulations impacting these systems. And we know when and where automation, new innovations, and recycling or reuse approaches make sense to help you capture cost efficiencies and improve results.
Universities and researchers turn to MSA because of our comprehensive capabilities and willingness to partner on pursuits that improve the ways in which farms operate. Exposure to these projects allows our team to pioneer innovative techniques and gain experience with solutions that can be adapted to the many types of farms we serve in the dairy, beef, swine, poultry, grain, and agro-chemical industries.
We put our vast technical expertise to work at the outset of your project, starting in the planning phase. We sit down with you to delve deep into the issues, opportunities and costs associated with your challenges today while planning for the future success of your operations. And, we consider the long-term implications of potential solutions, including installation costs and future operational considerations. Once we pinpoint the best option, with farmer concurrence, we design your systems, bringing in experts from our other practice areas, such as water, wetlands and structural engineering, as needed to ensure your project works on every level. We also assist in finding the funding and obtaining the permits to make your project happen. Finally, we can coordinate and oversee the entire construction process to ensure your farming systems are delivered as designed to meet your needs and enhance your operations.
Beyond project parameters, we’re always championing your success.
When you partner with MSA, you benefit not only from our expertise in specific farming systems or farmstead planning initiatives; you get the advantages of a relationship with a partner who always has your back. We’re here to answer questions or give an opinion, provide support during county meetings or explain the impact of the newest regulations. As engaged members of the agricultural industry, our engineers often work with researchers, lobbyists, and environmental groups to advocate for the best interest of farmers. So even when we’re not working directly with you, we’re still working for you. With MSA, finding smart solutions for the sustainable, compliant and profitable growth of your farm is always an option.
- Environmental Assessments
- Wetland Determinations and Delineations
- Aerial Imagery and Surveying
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
- State Department of Agriculture
- Department of Natural Resources
- Environmental Protection Agency
- All Federal, State, Local Agencies
- USDA Rural Energy for America
- Environmental Quality Incentives
- Targeted Runoff Management
- Funding sources throughout the Midwest
- Anaerobic Digester Development
- Composting Systems
- Manure Storage and Transfer
- Septic Systems
- Structures and Components
- Operation and Maintenance
- Equipment Integration
- Low-Pressure Sewer
- High-Capacity Wells
- Stormwater Management
- Streambank Stabilization
- Nitrate Bioreactors
- On-Farm Fuel Storage
- Robotics Integration
- Fertilizer and Pesticide Containment
- Positive Pressure Tube Ventilation
- Grading Site Work
- Cost Estimating
- Bidding Management
- Construction Management
- Contractor Selection
How We Help
Andrew R. Skwor, PE
Agricultural Services Team Leader, Market Lead - State and Federal
Services we provide
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