GEDDES – The butter sculpture from the New York State Fair has been removed and will be recycled into renewable energy for local dairy farmers.
The American Dairy Association worked locally with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and Noblehurst Farms on Tuesday to take down the 800-pound sculpture at the fairgrounds.
Since the butter is no longer edible, it will be recycled at Noblehurst Farms in Linwood, N.Y. They will put the butter through a methane digester and convert it into renewable energy to power the dairy farm and produce liquid fertilizer for crops.
This year’s sculpture was titled “Milk. Love What’s Real,” and featured a grandfather and child dunking cookies into milk, as well as a young couple sharing a milkshake.