USEMCO selected to receive Agricultural Development Grant

The competitive Special Agricultural Facility Grant funding, allocated in the 2009-2011 budget, will support a $200,000 project conducted by USEMCO in Tomah to develop and demonstrate an anaerobic digester that is cost effective for small farms. Wisconsin has nearly 13,000 dairy farms, with an average herd size of fewer than 100 cows. By bringing the economy of scale down for manure digesters, many more farms will have the ability to take a potential disposal cost and turn it into a source of homegrown, renewable energy.