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Examines arrangement and design of efficient farm buildings and equipment as well as construction requirements. Farmstead planning includes mapping of present facilities as well as evaluating usefulness and planning long and short-range goals for farmstead changes to improve economics, safety, efficiency and aesthetics. Environmental factors and animal wellness needs are identified, including space, ventilation, nutrition, and care. Also examines the appropriate use and care of feed, fertilizer, planting and harvesting equipment, and dairy and livestock equipment and facilities. Possible equipment/facility changes are discussed and business expansion is analyzed.