Educational plan for alternative manure management system

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2005: $5,752.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Mary Whitcomb
North Williston Cattle Company

Annual Reports


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Sustainable Communities: urban/rural integration, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    The Alternative Manure Management Research Project is showing promising results in removing phosphorous from manure, allowing for production of energy from manure and creating a liquid discharge that meets clean water requirements. This grant will support a farmer who will conduct educational programs for producers and the general public about the Alternative Manure Management Research Project. The farm conducting the research will offer farm visits, brochures, and posters, will participate in meetings off-site, and will hold a field day for government officials and local legislators. These activities will teach others about how the biological processes being used in the research can reduce waste management costs for farmers.

    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.