Rye Speciale, Cantrell Creek Trout Farm

Onsite Solid and Liquid Composting System

Grant Award: $8,000

Cantrell Creek Trout Farm plans to use the AgOptions grant to upgrade the existing composting facility at the farm. The current system, which was built in the 1990s, is in severe disrepair and is not currently being used. Currently, the majority of the effluent is discharged into a settling pond, which must be emptied and dredged once every 2-3 years. This is an inefficient use of the waste and leaves an expensive composting infrastructure idle. The upgraded system will save time and labor and it will increase revenue by enabling the farm to monetize the waste generated by producing a compost product to sell.

Transylvania County

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