Washington, DC, June 30, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Farm Pilot Project (FPPC), a leader in animal agricultural nutrient management and innovative technologies conservation and technology research, is proud to announce that board member Lawrence Clark has been chosen to serve on the EPA’s agriculture advisory committee. As a member of the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC), Mr. Clark will have input on a wide range of environmental issues important to agriculture and rural communities.
“Lawrence Clark has been an invaluable leader in Farm Pilot’s nationwide initiatives aimed at developing economically feasible nutrient management, clean water, and green energy technologies for animal agriculture,” said Richard Salem, founder and CEO of FPPC. “He is truly a contributor and will add great value to FRRCC’s positive impact.”
The FRRCC is an independent committee that advises the EPA, and Mr. Clark’s appointment is for two years, into June 2014. The committee’s mandate is to engage in discussion of specific and cross-cutting environmental issues that are important to agriculture.
“The committee has provided thoughtful and substantive insights on agricultural and environmental issues over the past two years,” said Lawrence Elworth, agricultural counselor to the administrator. “We have appreciated the contributions of the committee members and look forward to continued constructive engagement on key issues as the new committee begins its work.”
New members of the FRRCC represent the academic community, industry, non-governmental organizations, as well as state, local, and tribal governments.
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc. (FPPC) is a non-profit organization founded by Salem in 2002. 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 at FPPCInc.org.