Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 15, 1998, Image 79

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Helps eliminate spoilage
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width of each
alley, moving the
manure to the gutter or pit. The scraper then auto
matically tilts back to a horizontal position and
returns to its parking position, ready for the next
round of cleaning. Call your favorite supplier today
for a no-obligation quote.
Food Waste Composting Highlighted
at Ag Progress Days
Co.) A pilot project that has
diverted hundreds of tons of food
waste away from landfills and
converted it along with
leaves, manure and other organ
ic wastes into a useable prod
uct will be showcased at Penn
State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug.
Project Earth Grow is a uni
versity-wide effort to compost
food waste from several univer
sity dining halls, along with
leaves and woody materials col
lected on the University Park
campus and manure produced in
the College of Agricultural
Sciences’ farm operations. The
effort is spearheaded by Penn
State’s Office of Physical Plant,
Housing and Food Services and
the College of Agricultural
“In the 1998-1999 academic
year, we expect to compost 300
tons of food waste and 400 tons
of leaves, plus a smaller amount
of woody material,” says Glen
Cauffman, project co-chair and
manager of farm operations in
the College of Agricultural
Sciences. “In addition to dining
halls, we expect the Nittany
Lion Inn and the Penn Stater
offers a wide variety of mounting
options to meet your needs including the popular, new “head-to-head,”
cement-in mounting kits. Call your favorite supplier today to put Berg’s 79
years of experience to work for you.
Conference Center Hotel to join
the effort in the near future. The
compost produced by the project
is used to improve tilth and fer
tility of plantings and land
scaped areas around campus.”
Visitors to Ag Progress Days
will see evidence of the compost
ing program at various locations
around the grounds. Samples of
the composted waste will be on
display at the composting
demonstration area and at the
Conservation Education Area.
Those taking the twice-daily
Manure/Compost Pad tour will
see compost-turning equipment
in action.
Most of the landscaped areas
and planters throughout the site
will be mulched with Project
Earth Grow compost. Signs dis
playing the project’s logo will
identify these areas for visitors.
In addition, invited guests at
two Ag Progress Days luncheons
will be asked to participate in
the program. As many as 1,000
attendees at the Alumni Day
luncheon on Aug. 18 and the
Government/Industry Day lun
cheon on Aug. 19 will consume
food and beverages from paper
plates and cups. Except for plas
tic utensils, all waste from the
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tubing since it was first introduced.
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Berg Stalls are made for the modern
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luncheons including the
paper tablecloths will be col
lected in special containers for
composting. Luncheon guests
will receive “APD Official
Composter” buttons.
“Our long-term goal is to
develop a center for research
and education related to the
recycling of organic wastes,”
Cauffinan says. “The idea is to
use science and education to cre
ate a holistic system that goes
full circle, from waste to utiliza
Penn State’s Ag Progress
Days features more than 500
acres of educational and com
mercial exhibits, tours and
machinery demonstrations. It is
held at the Russell E. Larson
Agricultural Research Center at
Rock Springs, nine miles south
west of State College on Route
45. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, with
extended Hours of 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. on Wednesday. Admission
and parking are free.
For more information, call
(800) PSU-1010 toll-free
through August 20 or visit the
Ag Progress Days site on the
World Wide Web at