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2018 Midwest Composting School

Course Description:

This immersive three-day school features a mix of classroom, hands-on and site-visit 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
  • Food waste diversion
  • Animal composting and mass mortality
  • Compostable packaging
  • Odor management
  • Hands-on compost pile construction
  • Facility design
  • Economics and marketing of compost
  • Midwest regulations overview and update'
  • Two site visits to commercial compost manufacturers

For the second consecutive year, the school will be hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology and the Soil and Waste Resources Discipline, units within the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point. The course fee is $575 if registered by June 18 or $675 after that date.

The course is limited to 48 students. Register by June 18 to save $100 off the full tuition rate. More information is on the 2018 Midwest Compost School web pages, including instructor bios and travel and lodging information.

Questions? Contact Angie Hauer, WIST 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

Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 8:00AM
End Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:45AM
Format: In-person
Location: 1901 Fourth Avenue
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481
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Cost: 575.00
Partners: Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology Soil and Waste Resources Discipline in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
CEUs Available: 2.10
For: none
Contact: Angie.Hauer@uwsp.edu
Course Topics: Soil Management
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