2017 Midwest Compost School
The 2017 Midwest Compost School is being hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point July 11-13. This immersive three-day school features a mix of classroom, hands-on and field trip experience.
Course content is geared for both new and experienced compost facility operators, on-farm composters, extension educators, city administrators and zoning officials and others -- anyone who would like to understand more about composting and who desires to improve their compost quality, regulations, marketing and profitability.
Subject-matter experts from across the Midwest will cover topics including:
* Introduction to the composting process
* Recipe development and feedstock characteristic
* Compost quality and measurement
* Compost pile building
* Compostable packaging
* Applications of compost
* Hands-on compost pile construction
* Midwest regulations overview and update
* Site visit
Educators in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota have provided the Midwest Compost School annually since 1995. This is the first time UW-Stevens Point is hosting the school, and it is being organized by the university’s Soil and Waste Resources Discipline and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology, both units in the College of Natural Resources.
The course fee is $550 if registered by June 16 or $650 after that date. The course is limited to 35 students.
Additional information including instructor bios, travel and lodging information and more is available on the WIST website.
The event is being supported by Hsu Growing Supply and Ecodrum Composter.
Questions? Contact Angie Hauer, WIST Program Development Coordinator, at Angie.Hauer@uwsp.edu; Paul Fowler, WIST Executive Director, at Paul.Fowler@uwsp.edu; or Robert Michitsch, Associate Professor, at Rob.Michitsch@uwsp.edu.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin