Partnering with Concord, NH to spread the biosolids love!
On June 24th RMI attended the 42nd Annual Market Days Festival in downtown Concord, NH. We shared a table with Concord General Services for a day filled with music, food and learning about biosolids! RMI worked with a local marketing company to create infographics that outlined the benefits of clean water, why soil is so important and what keeps soil healthy. We have included a copy of that handout with this newsletter just for you!
On July 29th RMI partnered with Concord General Services, the North East Biosolids & Residuals Association (NEBRA) and the Biosolids Committee of the Town of Gilmanton for an informational tour. We started the day at the Concord Hall Street Wastewater Treatment Facility where Dan Driscoll, Wastewater Operations Supervisor and Kristin Noel, Laboratory/Industrial Pretreatment Technician, gave us an excellent start to finish tour of the processes that take place at a wastewater treatment facility. After the tour we traveled to an RMI farm site in Gilmanton where biosolids are land applied as a fertilizer. At the farm site Mike Potash, RMI’s Field Service Assistant, walked us through the steps he takes when spreading biosolids on a field and then demonstrated how the biosolids are applied with the spreader. RMI was thrilled to participate in this event and we truly enjoyed spending the day educating and answering questions about biosolids!
Welcome Steve Nurme to RMI!
RMI is pleased to welcome Steve Nurme to our team as the Sales Manager. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Plymouth State University and has over 20 years of sales experience. Steve is excited to lead the RMI Sales Team as we grow and reach out to more and more customers across the northeast.
His goal is to provide solutions for Building Healthy Soils. Steve has a strong Sales Team covering all types of customers including farmers, gravel pit owners, golf courses, topsoil purveyors, compost facilities, road construction crews, athletic fields, and even a few landowners that want specialized food plots to attract deer on their woodlots.
Steve and his wife Jen along with their three boys and two dogs reside in New London, New Hampshire. When he is not with his family or working at RMI, Steve can be found coaching ice hockey or playing guitar in a local band. He is an eclectic guy.
Littleton Goes Green
The Town of Littleton, NH has shifted from disposal to recycling of their biosolids. On August 1st they began a partnership with RMI which is a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable option for managing the solids from their wastewater treatment facility (WWTF). And by shifting to recycling the Town is expected to save $17,000 annually!
The biosolids from the Littleton WWTF are transported to the RMI facility in New Hampton and are processed with wood ash from biomass power plants. The biosolids and wood ash are blended together and the final product is sold to farmers for spreading on corn and hay fields to meet their nitrogen and potassium fertilizer needs. Biosolids replenish the soil and provide important nutrients for improving crop yields.
Biosolids recycling is a win-win for municipalities and the farmers that choose to use this valuable fertilizer. The Town of Littleton is committed to sustainability and this expansion of recycling demonstrates their triple net bottom line for benefitting the environment, community, and the economy.
Planning Ahead for Spring
“Taking a soil sample is an important step in determining what your fields need”
The health of your soil will de-termine how successful your crop will grow. RMI wants to ensure hardy crop growth based on balanced soil fertility and organic matter. Make sure your fields are sampled and analyzed to get the most out of your soils. If you are planning to order any Heart & Soil Agri-cultural Products from RMI, then let us get your fields sam-pled so we can help you deter-mine what is needed for your cropping plan.
Get ready for the planting and growing season the right way and have RMI take a soil sample of your fields! Our qualified Field Services Team will come out to your farm and take soil samples. RMI sends the samples to an inde-pendent lab for analysis, and then will supply you with a nutrient management recommendation for each field. This recommendation can be used to determine which products will work best for your soil health and crop yields.
To help with you application needs RMI has 4 spreaders that can be rented when purchasing Heart & Soil® Ag. Products:
- Adams Pull Type Hydraulic Driven Litter Spreader with a 20 ton capacity
- Two 2016 Stoltfuz Bulk Material Spreaders with 8 ton capacity
- 2015 Stoltfuz Spreader with 4 ton spreading capacity
New Logo Coming Soon!
RMI has been building healthy soils since November 1994. After 22 years we are changing things up just a bit. So next time you see us we will have a whole new logo! Here’s a sneak peak at the future of RMI!