We hope permanent funding can be found to keep these valuable resources operating.
The Otsego County Conservation Association for signing on with Cornell University to represent Cornell’s Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project.
The RAPP program will take agricultural plastics and convert them for use in sidewalk pavers, plastic lumber, oil and other products. The program aims to provide mobile compaction equipment for use on farms and in rural areas to make storage easier.
Otsego County users of film or rigid plastics in agriculture — including livestock farmers, landscapers, producers of maple syrup and horticultural crops — can call OCCA Program Director Travis Sauerwald at 282-4087 to learn more about the RAPP program and how to participate locally.
We thank OCCA for taking the lead on this effort, and we encourage farmers to take part.