Environmental Stewardship Award

  • Jan 31, 2014

    2013 Environmental Stewards: Blue Mountain Farms Anaerobic Digester

    Blue Mountain Farms, owned by Circle Four Farms, houses 21,000 feeder to finish animals and ships about 55,000 animals from farm to market each year. The farm uses anaerobic digesters to create methane gas, which is sold to the local power company. Flushed from the under-barn pits to the digesters, the manure creates enough power from the methane gas to power 3,000 homes....More
  • Jan 31, 2014

    2013 Environmental Stewards: Krikke Pork Manure Fertilizer

    Krikke Pork, Greenwich, Ohio, is a 2013 Envinronmental Steward Award winner. "Being good stewards of the land is a requirement. Our goal is to leave the land in better shape than when we found it," says Howard Krikke. The farm raises 10,000 wean to finish hogs each year, and uses the manure to fertilize their crops. The tanks under the barn hold a years worth of manure. ...More
  • Jan 31, 2014

    2013 Environmental Stewards: Bacon Hill Anaerobic Digester

    The Bacon Hill farm in Dodge, Neb., uses anaerobic digesters to get rid of odor and produce enough methane gas to power the entire farm. The farm uses about 20% of the energy created. The rest is sold to the local power company, and is enough energy to power about 53 homes each year....More
Environmental Stewardship Resources
More Than Manure® (MTM®) Nutrient Manager is the only manure manager proven to reduce phosphorus lock-up in the soil and nitrogen loss from volatilization, leaching and denitrification. MTM boosts plants’ nutrient efficiency, regardless of the crop or livestock manure source, while reducing ammonia levels and solids in pits and lagoons. MTM also greatly improves manure-handling characteristics, making it easier to pump, agitate, transport and apply. Read More
Patented innovations in plant health and nutrition are helping to keep growers ahead of the growing demand for global food production. Verdesian Life Sciences’ plant nutrition product portfolio delivers the macro and micro nutrients crops need for optimal performance in yield and quality. Read More
Manure is a natural resource that must be managed effectively to obtain maximum value. On top of the normal challenges of dealing with manure, livestock producers face increasing pressure to be environmentally responsible.  Read More
The onset of winter weather brings challenges when applying before the ground freezes, as well as with storing manure during extended periods of very cold weather. Manure application regulations do vary by state, however many states recommend following best management practices for application for and storage of manure.  Read More

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