Lancaster Farms Project
Lancaster Farms and TeamAg is working to improve the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The project is looking to enroll at least 300 Pennsylvania and Maryland farmers over the next three years. Enrolled farmers stand to benefit from reduced fertilizer costs and improve nutrient-use efficiency. TeamAg has been the Lead Technical Consultant on the Lancaster Farms project since it began in 2004. TeamAg coordinates much of the on-farm nutrient use efficiency technical work and provides critical input to project development. For more information on the Lancaster Farms project and Center for Conservation Incentives, click here.
Methane Digester Projects
TeamAg has partnered with RCM Digester to provide anaerobic methane digester solutions. Digester projects have taken place in PA, NY, MD, OH and CA. Anaerobic digestion involves bacteria that thrive in the absence of oxygen. These bacteria convert complex organic matter (manure) into biogas. Biogas is known more commonly as swamp gas, sewer gas and fuel gas. Energy conservation, coupled with concern for the management of livestock wastes, has revived an interest in generating methane from livestock manures. Anaerobically digesting manure at a 1,000 cow farm could potentially produce more than 1,200,000 kWh/year!