Turkey Feeding Operation

Various Locations | Food + Industrial

Overview

ISG has provided siting for dozens of poultry feeding operations, each of which requiring innovative site planning and design.


Opportunity

Siting long feeding operations buildings that maintain good surface drainage with efficient access is a challenge in any topography. In addition, meeting state-established separation distances, county zoning requirements, bio-security, and pest control systems, as well as avoiding drainage district tile systems makes siting a facility a complex process.

Solution

With successful siting for over three dozen turkey feeding operations, ISG has performed the topographic surveys necessary to prepare site grading plans and specifications. Building elevations are selected to allow for adequate drainage design and a balanced cut and fill for earthwork quantities. Many of these sites require up to a four-foot elevation stair step between barns to control the volume of earthwork. Assisting the producer with the paperwork and permits involved in the construction phase includes a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) required for the stormwater permit for construction sites with greater than one acre of disturbed land.

ISG’s designs ensure that producers are able to achieve production goals while meeting state environmental regulations. Proper site layout provides adequate vehicle access while also managing stormwater runoff. The sites also have sufficient storage for litter and mortality composting between land application periods.


Market News

ISG Strategically Advances Environmental Service Expertise

July 23, 2020 (Bloomington, Minnesota) – ISG, a professional design and engineering firm made a strategic advancement to expand its services by welcoming Julie Blackburn as its new Environmental Practice Group Leader, out of the firm’s Bloomington office. Joining 300+ employee-owners including a team of in-house environmental scientists, Julie, the former Governor’s appointee to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, brings over 25 years of passion for identifying environmental solutions and will guide the firm as it takes the next step in becoming an industry leader in environmental services.
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ISG Named Business of the Year by Grow Cedar Valley

June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.
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