Canaan Valley Agricultural Cooperative Waste Management Program

Final Report for FNE95-088

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $4,350.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
Project Leader:
Peter Jacquier
Laurel Brook Farm
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE95-088.

We met over a series of months with each other and representatives from NRCS, FHA, the State of CT, AgStar, various vendors, Small Business Assistance and our lawyer. We became a cooperative, CVAC and applied for several grants and technical assistance. CVAC received a 240,000 dollar grant from CT. We hashed and rehashed our goals. We visited composting operations, squeezers, sewage treatment plants and marketing organizations. To date CVAC has built a 380 cow manure storage at Elm Knoll and a 650 cow manure separator at Laurel Brook. Another separator is planned for summer at the Freund's and Carlwood is planning a manure storage area.


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