Free Plans and Materials
MWPS offers more than 100 plans, 5 agricultural lease forms, and other materials for free download. BEWARE. These building plans are showing up on E-Bay. Don't pay for something you can get here for free!
Plans include: Swine, beef, and dairy housing, and storage and machinery buildings. All materials are in PDF format and require Acrobat Reader to view.
Free Building Plans
This site makes available 8 1/2" x 11" CONCEPTUAL PLANS that can be helpful in developing building layouts and selecting equipment for various agricultural applications. These are older plans that do not necessarily represent the most current technology or the most recent construction theories and codes. They are not construction plans and do not replace the need for competent design assistance in developing safe, legal, and well-functioning agricultural building systems. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Buildings must resist various forces from snow, wind, and use. They also must adhere to local building and zoning codes. A local building inspector, engineer, building supplier, or building contractor can help you determine what is a safe and legal facility for your area. Others who can help develop a safe, environmentally-compatible, economic, and functional building system include county extension staff, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), financial management advisors, farm lenders, veterinarians, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Other Free Materials
- Greenhouse Barns for Dairy Housing, AED-40
- Preservative Treated Wood for Farm and Home, AED-30
- Sprinkling Oil to Reduce Dust, Gases and Odor in Swine Buildings, AED-42
- Solar Livestock Housing Handbook, MWPS-23
- On-site Domestic Sewage Disposal Handbook, MWPS-24
- Swine Housing and Equipment Handbook, MWPS-8
Model Certification Project Not Available at MWPS
Download for FREE on The National Center for Manure & Animal Waste Management website