Exit Survey


This survey is a part of a research and outreach project at South Dakota State University entitled “Developing an Odor Management Plan for Livestock Operations in South Dakota”. The objective of this survey is to assess the needs of both producers and surrounding community members in the development of an Odor Management Plan template. An Odor Management Plan is a document showing the process of planning for the odors produced by a livestock operation. This planning process has implications for producers and the surrounding community. The planning process is ideally conducted before an operation is built or expanded, but can also be documented and reviewed once an operation is operational.

You are invited to participate in this study by completing the survey. We realize that your time is valuable and have attempted to keep the requested information as brief and concise as possible. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time. Your participation in this project is voluntary. You may leave the survey at any time without consequence. There are no direct benefits.

All of the responses are strictly confidential and anonymous.

Please assist us in our research by completing the survey.

Your consent is implied by starting the survey. Thank you very much for your time and assistance. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant in this study, you may contact the SDSU Research Compliance Coordinator at 605-688-6975, or SDSU.IRB@sdstate.edu. If you have any questions regarding the project, now or later, you may contact the following persons:


Suraiya Akter

Graduate Student

South Dakota State University



Erin Cortus

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

University of Minnesota

Email: ecortus@umn.edu