mentation of an anaerobic digester system. The
farm now produces its own electricity, and the
surplus electricity – enough to power approxi-
mately 200 homes – is sold to the local utility.
The Brubaker family is committed to sharing its
lessons learned by hosting busloads of visitors
to tour the property, which includes three solar
panels totaling 10,000 square feet, producing an
additional 130 to 150 kWh on sunny days. Ë
FYI ° U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award winners in the
Eastern DairyBusiness readership area are summarized
here. For information on all national winners, visit
www.dairybusiness.com or www.usdairy.com/Sustain-
ability. ° For more information on the Innovation Center for
U.S. Dairy, visit www.usdairy.com.
Brubaker Farms, Mount Joy, Pa. was awarded the Center for Advanced Energy
Studies Award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy.
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