Indiana is experiencing significant growth in the animal agriculture sector, much of it in the form of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and many Indiana citizens are concerned about the impact that these new farms might have on their communities.
Purdue University has brought together a wide range of experts to address and research different concerns surrounding CAFOs. Our goal is to afford consumers, producers, and community leaders the ability to make well-informed decisions regarding issues that may coincide with the expansion of animal agriculture in Indiana.
How to Use this Site
Clicking on any of the "Topics" to the left will connect you with fact sheets written by experts examining the different issues. If you have specific questions that are not addressed, submit them to us through any of the “Ask an Expert” links throughout the website. The “News” section has the latest in CAFO-related research and legislation. Be sure to check back often as new fact sheets are posted!!