Manure powers entire farm in NY state
May 11, 2012, Poestenkill, NY – When the Wagner family began dairy farming three generations ago their needs were more simple. But their herd isn’t the only thing that’s increased during the years; so has the cost to run the farm.
“Just like any business, you need to keep on changing or else it’s going to be harder to stay in business,” explains Keith Wagner.
To make money you have to spend money. So the Wagners invested close to a million dollars in an anaerobic digestion system. They’re now able to provide enough power to run the farm but they also sell some back to the power company. READ MORE