Economic Feasibility Case Study of Co-Digestion of Manure and Food Waste on a Northern New York Dairy Farm
Are you interested in exploring whether a manure and food waste co-digestion enterprise might be feasible at your dairy? This webinar will present the economic feasibility of two scenarios of anaerobic co-digestion on a case dairy farm located in Northern New York.
Scenario 1: addition of food waste (20% by volume) to an existing manure anaerobic digester to electricity system.
Scenario 2: new construction anaerobic digester to renewable natural gas (RNG) system taking in food waste (up to 50% by volume) with manure.
Food waste sources and tipping fees, biogas generation and utilization for energy, and digested effluent storage and nutrient management planning are described. A question and answer session is included.
Lauren Ray, Agricultural Sustainability & Energy Engineer, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
Peter Wright, Agricultural Engineer, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
Lindsay Ferlito, Regional Dairy Specialist - North Country, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Angela George, Dairy Environmental Systems Specialist, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
Grant funding for the project was provided by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.
December 1, 2022 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Is Grazing Sheep Beneath Solar Arrays and Opportunity for Your Future?
September 25, 2023
Mt. Morris, NY
Grazing sheep beneath utility-scale solar arrays can build wealth of present and future sheep farmers as vegetation management service providers and access to additional pasture. The Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP) conducted a survey earlier this year completed by over 600 farmers. Farmers identified barriers to grazing sheep under solar arrays and weighed in on need for a producer-led organization to negotiate contracts on their behalf, coordinate logistics of multiple flocks, provide transport of sheep to and from the site, care for sheep while on-site, and provide supplemental mowing. Additional questions focused on processing and marketing needs.
Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar
September 27, 2023
Join us for this free webinar! Brought to you by the dairy specialists of CCE NWNY and SWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Programs.
Protecting Against Murphy's Law: A FREE Live Seminar for Veterans.
October 4, 2023
What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong!
Good ole' Murphy's Law is probably the best description of what it's like to be a farmer that there is! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the 5 areas of risk on farms and how to develop strategies to manage those risks. Participants will have the opportunity to identify areas of risk on their own farms and brainstorm ways to (try to) prevent the inevitable!
Registration is REQUIRED by visiting https://tinyurl.com/CCERisk or call Kelly at 585-268-7644.
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