From Poop to Power: Green Farming
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/08/28/Dairies_and_Feedlots_Whats_the_Good_News Albert Straus, proprietor of the Straus Family Creamery, details the process by which his farm converts cow manure into electricity. ----- Recent press coverage of the dairy industry has been less than positive: lack of access to pasture, use of antibiotics and genetically modified feed have all made headlines. Albert Straus, the creator and owner of the first organic dairy west of the Mississippi, will present his holistic and sustainable approach to dairy farming. He will share his views and successes on how he is making his business more sustainable - The Commonwealth Club of California Albert Straus is the president and owner of Straus Family Creamery, the first certified organic dairy west of the Mississippi, in Marin County, California.Straus has been close to dairy farming throughout his life. He grew up on the farm in Marshall, California that his father, William Straus, started in 1941 with 23 cows. After going to college at California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo, where he wrote his senior thesis on creamery operations, he returned to the family farm. He currently has a herd of 300 cows ? most are Holstein, some are cross-breeds of Holstein and Jersey.