Video: Penn State helps turkey farmer blaze path

January 06, 2011

When Pennsylvania farmer Mac Curtis stopped and evaluated his turkey operation in Snyder County, he realized he needed to do something about his high heating bills, the comfort of his birds and compliance with federal mandates to clean up the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Curtis quickly discovered the Litter Incinerator Hot Water Boiler -- a piece of equipment that was sure to help him reach his goals -- but knew he couldn’t afford it on his own. He turned to Denise Bechdel with Penn State Outreach’s Small Business Development Center.

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To learn more about what Penn State’s SBDC can do for you, visit:
http://www.sbdc.psu.edu

For more information on Penn State research regarding turkey litter, visit:
http://poultryextension.psu.edu
http://poultryextension.psu.edu/Turkey_Litter-Alternative_Brooding_Fuel_2010.pdf

Produced by: Jamie Curott

  • IMAGE: Jamie Curott

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Last Updated May 20, 2011