Governor Youngkin Visits with VBC at the Virginia State Fair

Virginia Biosolids Council President Ed Edmondson highlighted the beneficial use of biosolids at the Virginia State Fair when Governor Glenn Younkin stopped by as part of the Governor’s annual tour of the fair.  Joined by Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matt Lohr, Deputy Secretary Beth Green, Secretary of Natural Resources Travis Voyles, Department of Conservation and Recreation Director Matt Wells, and Delegates Bobby Orrock, Scott Wyatt and John McGuire, the Governor engaged in conversation about the ultimate recycling of biosolids and nutritional benefits of land application to row crops and hay to improve the soil for farmland – a social good and farm benefit, at no cost to farmers.  The process completed at wastewater facilities across the Commonwealth recycles biosolids generated by municipalities that produce and treat this material in a safe and economical method to reuse biosolids.  If not reused and land applied, biosolids will only find themselves in a landfill, to no one’s benefit. VBC members are pleased to support this highly regulated process with its own voluntary Code of Good Practice to capture current best practices which go beyond the regulations to protect the environment, minimize adverse social impacts, and promote education and awareness.