Composting at the UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm

Project Type: Research Only
Funds awarded in 2015: $389,118.00
Projected End Date: 01/31/2019
Grant Recipient: University of New Hampshire
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
Dr. John Aber
University of New Hampshire
At UNH’s Organic Dairy Research Farm, UNH researchers have launched an innovative composting program that provides a high-quality compost product and captures the heat energy for use elsewhere on the farm. It’s part of University Professor John Aber’s work looking beyond the cows to see the farm as an agroecosystem. The project is supported by the USDA Program on Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Joshua Nelson Energy Recovery Compost Facility was funded by an anonymous donor.
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.