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  • Dairy

The New York State Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Act will go into effect on January 1, 2022. This webinar will discuss various ways farms can utilize the potential availability of food waste through animal feed, composting, anaerobic digestion and direct land application. Sally Rowland, PhD, PE, from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will also describe the specifics of the new law. 

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


  • Larry Chase, PhD, Cornell University (Emeritus)
  • Joe Lawrence, CCA, PRO-DAIRY
  • Lauren Ray, CEM, PRO-DAIRY
  • Sally Rowland, PhD, PE, NYS DEC
  • Peter Wright, PE, PRO-DAIRY

Topic Resources

Additional information and resources on the impact of the food scraps law on dairy farms and processors can be found on PRO-DAIRY's Dairy Environmental Systems website.

Date & Time

August 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A truck dumps Cornell dining hall food waste at the university’s composting facility

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Contact Information

Jennifer Bockhahn

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The PRO-DAIRY mission is to facilitate New York state economic development by increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of New York's dairy farm businesses through industry-applied research and educational programs that enhance farm profitability, while advancing dairy producers and agribusiness professionals' knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.

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