Kane’s Scenic River Farms


Kane’s Scenic River Farm began in 1940 with 60 cows. The current owner began to run the farm in 1973, at the age of 15.  Currently, the farm employs 11 people in addition to the four active family members. There are 830 milking cows that help to produce an estimated 1.2 million kWh of electricity per year thanks to the farm’s mixed plug digester, which has been operational since 2011.


IFES Number: 78

City: Enosburg Falls

State: VT

Country: USA

Type of Firm: Farm

Main Products: Dairy

Size of Firm: 830 milking cows; 1130 total acres

Ownership Type: Private

Technology: Biogas

Energy System Components: Anaerobic digester

Operational Status: Operational

Year Installed: 2011

Energy Feedstock: Manure from 850 milking cows

Energy Produced: 1,178,805 kWh net to grid in past 12 months

New co-products: Bedding (sell 22-24 yrds/week offsite to two farmers, and occasionally to gardeners)

TCO2 Eq Avoided: 2,289 CO2E/yr