The Cowsmo logo tells a story. It is based on a painting of Rosenholm Dairy which depicts, among other things, the beautiful landscape of the Waumandee Valley. The crops in the foreground are grown in conservation strips which wrap around the hillsides, holding the soil in place and protecting streams from runoff contamination. An interest in conserving natural resources and using them wisely drove us to compost our cow manure. We can adequately feed our crops with the separated liquids from the flush process we use to clean our barns along with the cow manure solids produced in the coldest part of winter when we are not flushing. By composting the separated cow manure solids and transforming them into a quality by-product that has value for our customers, we are not wasting a valuable resource, and we are not harming the natural resources around us by overloading our fields with nutrients from our manure. We have more nutrients than we need, but our customers need to add nutrients. By transforming our cow manure into compost, we are able to solve our manure problem, but also address the nutrient needs of our customers.