Thanks to Climate Resilient Farming grant funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, New York Farmers are implementing innovative manure management techniques for environmental stewardship, farm viability, and the community. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO DAIRY partner with New York State and County Soil & Water Conservation Districts to help farms afford and design manure pit cover and flare systems.
In this video Tim Fessenden of Fessenden Dairy in Cayuga County, NY and Meghan Hauser of Table Rock Farm in Wyoming County, NY join Curt Gooch, senior extension associate, Cornell PRO DAIRY and Allen Fagan, district manager, Wyoming County Soil & Water Conservation District discuss the benefits that manure pit cover and flare systems have had on their farms.
Resources and tools
- County Soil & Water Conservation District contacts
- NYS Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program information
- Cornell PRO-DAIRY Covered Manure Storage Fact Sheets
- Cornell PRO-DAIRY Covered Manure Storage Cost Calculator
- Covers for Long-Term Dairy Manure Storages Part 1: Odor Control and More
- Covers for Long-Term Dairy Manure Storages Part 2: Estimating Your Farm’s Annual Cost and Benefit
- Dairy Gas Emissions Model
Contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office and/or your local Soil and Water Conservation District representative for more information on how to access grant funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets.
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