Wisconsin-based Midwestern BioAg is celebrating the grand opening of its $15 million manufacturing plant at Fair Oaks Farms. The company says the Newton County facility is capable of producing 65,000 tons of fertilizer annually.
When the project was announced in February, Midwestern BioAg said the 85,000 square-foot facility would employ 15 workers. The facility uses a proprietary manufacturing process, known as TerraNu Nutrient Technology, which transforms manure into a uniform, dry fertilizer granule that it says can be efficiently stored, transported and spread.
"We are proud to share our latest innovation with the local farming community," Tony Michaels, chief executive officer of Midwestern BioAg. "TerraNu fertilizers bring the benefits of manure and complete crop nutrition to growers everywhere. With specialization, crop farms benefiting most from livestock manures are often located miles from manure sources. This process bridges the gap, bringing the benefits of manure to farms that need them the most."
The company says it plans to sell three new fertilizer products made at the facility, focusing mainly on farms and retailers located within 100 miles of Fair Oaks Farms.