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Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFO)

Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) means a lot or facility (other than an aquatic animal production facility) where animals have been, are, or will be stabled or confined and fed or maintained for a total of 45 days or more in any 12-month period, and where the animal confinement areas do not sustain crops, vegetation, forage growth, or post-harvest residues in the normal growing season.​​

All Cornell University facilities and operations in the U.S. are within the scope of the CAFO program (Federal Regulations).  The nature of the facility, its operations, and activities taking place determine if specific environmental regulatory requirements are applicable. Specific requirements will vary between facilities and respective operations.  Currently the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Harford Teaching & Research Facility is the only designated CAFO Cornell University facility.