Annapolis, MD, March 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Registration is now open for the first 2010 Farm Pilot Project Coordination (FPPC) regional summit, to be held in Annapolis, Maryland, March 29 -31. The Chesapeake Bay Summit will focus on the challenges of reducing nutrient load from the agricultural community in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
FPPC is a leader in agricultural conservation and technology research. Since 2002 annual summits in Florida have given farmers, industry leaders, government officials, and researchers access to the latest information on renewable resource technology in agriculture. This year two regional summits are being added to make this critical information more accessible to more people.
“At Farm Pilot projects across the country we’re learning more each day, gaining knowledge about waste conversion opportunities leading to renewable energy and resource capture on the farm,” said Richard Salem, founder and CEO of Farm Pilot. “With this wealth of information comes the obligation to share what we’ve learned with as many as possible. Our 2010 summit schedule does just that. The Chesapeake Bay in particular is an area where FPPC’s knowledge can be of immediate value.”
Since its inception in 2002, FPPC has conducted 45 research projects across 19 states, from Vermont to Hawaii. Each project is administered at agricultural operations, focused on finding scalable, economically viable solutions for renewable resources.
Following the Chesapeake Bay Summit in March, a Midwest summit will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, with the tentative dates of June 16-18. FPPC’s annual summit will again be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, in either late September or early November.
“The Chesapeake Bay Summit will provide participants with ample opportunity to interact with principal investigators of farm scale projects and will provide a key networking opportunity with recognized experts from government, industry and universities,” said FPPC General Manager Bob Monley. “The knowledge we have learned and will share is important to all those concerned about nutrient reduction, renewable energy, and organic fertilizer at dairy, swine and poultry farm operations.
The Chesapeake Bay Summit will be held at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis. More information, including a full conference schedule of speakers and events, along with registration forms, can be found on Farm Pilot’s web site fppcinc.org.
About FPPC: Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc., is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Richard Salem. Its mandate is to oversee the implementation and administration of a Pilot Project Program to demonstrate economically viable innovative technology. Farm scale systems are performance tested to assure reduction of the nutrient content of the waste stream from agricultural feed operations (AFOs) by 75 percent or greater. Funding for approved Pilot Projects comes from monies appropriated by Congress and overseen by the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More information can be found by contacting FPPC on the organization’s web site, fppcinc.org.