Organizations and Farms Working Together

“Estimates suggest that by adding cover crops to 50 percent of all fields in the project area, additional pollution reductions of 40 percent (sediment), 28 percent (nitrogen) and 23 percent (phosphorus) can be achieved.”

Pilot Milkshed Sustainability Project, Year One Report: https://farmersforsustainablefood.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Y1-Final-Report-c.pdf

Farmers for Sustainable Food, the Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance (LASA), and a variety of other collaborators are working on a pilot project that documents financial and conservation impacts of specific practices on specific farms. The project is designed to help farmers recognize, implement, and document conservation practices that improve environmental and financial sustainability.

Resource Engineering Associates, Inc. designed and provided construction checks for one of the participating dairies on this project.

On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion technology has continued to improve over the last 15 years. This waste treatment option has been integrated into multiple dairy farms across Wisconsin. Our firm has experience engineering the on-farm systems necessary to facilitate an anaerobic digester. The following video, produced by Washington State University, is a nice primer for folks looking to understand the anaerobic digestion process. https://youtu.be/Ei49Z4oeUtY

Engineers Through Construction Verification

Our team understands the rules and regulations for a variety of agricultural projects. As the rules have changed, we’ve kept our team up-to-date on what’s required. Furthermore, we’ve continued to build up our list of contacts in the Midwest who can help supply the materials and labor to get the job done right. Real Solutions!

Guidelines for Applying Manure to Cropland and Pasture in Wisconsin

Our staff frequently reviews expert recommendations for manure management to ensure we provide all economically efficient solutions and options to our clients. If you are producing manure and growing crops in Wisconsin, this article may have some useful information for you! Click the image to view the article.

Let’s Grow Together!

SikaSwell, waterstop and implanted steel help ensure this new structure connects properly to a previous concrete drive.
  • Summer is a great time to expand your agricultural operation!
  • We have experience working with farms of all sizes and operation styles.
  • SikaSwell, waterstops, cement joints?! We can assure the design, materials, and installation of your expansion meet NRCS specs.
  • Our staff is committed to helping the agricultural community maintain farm viability while meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Do you have a project in mind? Head to our contact page to get in touch with us.
The upper right slab in this image is the same corner seen above after construction. SikaSwell, waterstop and implanted steel help ensure this new structure connects properly to a previous concrete drive.

Water Resource Management

We provide specialized water resource engineering services that balance project needs with environmental regulation requirements.

Our trained staff uses state-of-the-art GPS technology to collect site data. We use the site data to ensure our design and the construction process meet requirements and project goals.

Water Resource Engineering Services

  • Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Studies
  • Streambank and Shoreline Protection
  • Floodplain Analysis
  • Regulatory Reviews and Permitting
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Wetland Restoration and Mitigation
  • Construction Management and Record Documentation

Environmental regulations are frequently changing and require more attention than ever. We will work with you to keep your project on schedule and meet regulatory compliance.

We provide custom solutions and designs that best fit your projects conditions.

Environmental Engineering

Since 1987, REA Environmental Engineering has been providing our clients with reliable cost effective solutions to their most complex challenges.

Our clients include government agencies, banks, homeowners, developers, commercial and industrial companies. The personnel making up the Environmental Engineering team are experienced at performing Phase I and Phase II evaluations to meet due diligence requirements associated with property transfers, designing and performing site investigations and remediation to address contamination from leaking storage tanks, spills and past management practices, performing groundwater monitoring and reporting required under WPDES permits, and performing lead and asbestos inspections.

REA has established excellent working relationships with Federal, State and Local regulators which aids in timely completion of projects.

REA is a State of Wisconsin registered Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Act (PECFA) consultant, Wisconsin certified Tank Site Assessor, Wisconsin certified
Asbestos Inspector, and Wisconsin certified Lead Risk Assessor.

Permitting Assistance

Environmental and regulatory issues are rapidly becoming an increasing concern during the planning and development of agriculture projects. REA staff works with clients to address issues and represent the full objective of their projects. We are knowledgeable and experienced with the regulations and processes associated with agricultural and construction permitting. Whether you are applying for a County Manure Storage permit, a Livestock Facility Siting permit, a CAFO permit, or an Erosion Control and Storm water Management Permit, REA can provide these professional services in an effective manner to meet your project’s goals.

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) are conservation plans that document practices and strategies by livestock operations. The CNMPs address natural resource concerns related to livestock manure/waste, water quality, and soil erosion.

Our experienced staff of professionals provides a wealth of knowledge in the evaluation of the major components of this plan such as; animal feed management; manure handling/transfer/storage; manure application to cropland; soil erosion & water quality management.

Resource Engineering Associates (REA) works with an agronomist to provide comprehensive engineering and conservation planning for current site conditions. Management and structural alternatives are developed to address resource concerns identified during the assessment. A comprehensive nutrient management plan is part of a good conservation plan for livestock operations large or small.

Agricultural Engineering

REA provides a wide range of engineering services to help you plan and construct your agricultural facility. We provide custom design solutions that best fit your operation and site conditions.

REA is dedicated to providing the agricultural community the help required to maintain farm viability while meeting regulatory requirements. Our understanding and experience with the local, state, and federal regulatory agencies is what sets us apart.

With proper planning and engineering; your project can be completed in a timely manner while avoiding costly delays and mistakes. REA has both, the experience and the professional staff to accomplish these goals.