Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center
Koelsch et. al. (2007) describes the Livestock and Poultry Learning Center: "The vision of the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center is to provide individuals involved in public policy issues, animal production and delivery of technical services for confined animal systems with on-demand access to the nation’s best science-based resources that is responsive to priority and emerging environmental issues associated with animal agriculture." This group, part of the extension effort, has recorded numerous webinars detailing the environmental footprint of livestock and poultry production and what research has and is being conducted to minimize this impact. Recordings of these webinars can be found at the following URL: http://www.extension.org/animal_manure_management
Universities invest in facilities to investigate the environmental footprint of livestock and poultry
Many universities are investing heavily in personnel and infrastructure to better study the environmental footprint of livestock and poultry production and methods of reducing it.
Purdue University, recently built the Swine Environmental Research Barn for just this purpose. Details can be found in the video below.
Michigan State has constructed an Animal Air Quality Research Facility, which is capable of of housing a variety of species in each of 12 animal rooms. Details on the capabilities of this facility can be found by clicking here.