Farm Building Plans Available On CD

Farmstead building plans and a planning handbook are now on CD-ROM from Midwest Plan Service. Compiled by staff

Published on: Feb 25, 2005

A Farmstead Planning Handbook: Guidelines for Planning and Expanding Agricultural Facilities and Operations, is available on CD-ROM from MidWest Plan Service (MWPS).

The handbook provides guidelines from concept to construction of farm office, shop and storage areas. It covers location, planning, building and expanding on agricultural sites or acreages.

The information also addresses related issues such as odor, dust control and safety. More than 100 drawings, photographs, diagrams and tables are used to illustrate the descriptions.

Contributing authors include: Don Jones, professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University, Brian Holmes, professor of biological systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin and Ted Funk, professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois. The CD is available for $20 plus shipping and handling.

The Farmstead Planning Handbook CD-ROM as well as the free 2005 MWPS catalog may be ordered and downloaded on-line at or ordered by e-mail at, There is another option--you can get it by phone at (800) 562-3618 or (515) 294-4337, by fax at (515) 294-9589. Or you can get it by writing MidWest Plan Service, 122 Davidson Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3080.