Friday Funny: Brochure With Scratch-and-Sniff Manure Scent

Ottawa County, Michigan officials develop a manure scented brochure to alert home buyers to some unadvertised aspects of country living.
August 15, 2003, 2pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Ottawa County officials in Michigan are raising a stink as they try to educate would-be residents of some of the realities of rural living. The Ottawa County Planning Commission has created a new brochure designed to reduce nuisance complaints that new homeowners sometimes make against farmers. The pamphlet includes a scratch-and-sniff section that emits a genuine odor of manure. "It's an attention grabber," said Mark Knudsen, director of the county's planning and grants department. "The whole purpose is that people should not move into a rural area unless they're willing to accept and embrace the practices that happen on a farming operation."

Thanks to Lisa Nisenson

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Published on Thursday, August 7, 2003 in Wisconsin Ag Connection
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