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Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series: Webinar 2 - Composting: Feedstocks and Recipe Development

Please join us for the second webinar in our Composting and Compost Use series. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss properties of feedstocks critical for their blending to promote ideal composting, explain how to interpret feedstock analyses, provide mathematical examples of recipe formulation, and demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet for developing compost feedstock recipes. There is no charge to begin your discovery or renewal of composting knowledge, but registration is required.

Presenters

Greg Evanylo, Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, specializes in the use of residual byproducts from agricultural, industrial, and municipal activities. His work clarifies the availability, transport, and effects of nutrients, trace elements, and organic matter in residuals on plant health, soil properties, and water quality. Greg is a member of the U.S. Composting Council, the Water Environment Federation, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy.

Gary Felton, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Technology, University of Maryland, specializes in the fate and transport of nutrients and on-farm applications of technology. In particular, his work has focused on poultry litter application, co-composting poultry litter and other wastes, and nutrient fate and transport from poultry litter stockpiles.

Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series

You are invited to join our esteemed group of instructors on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2PM Eastern Time for an online version of the Mid Atlantic Better Composting School, without the hands-on training portion. Individual webinars will be 60-75 minutes, including Q&A. This free-of-charge webinar series will begin in June 2017 and end in May 2018. Registration will be required in order to log-on.

The webinar series provides fundamental education on composting principles and compost use. The program will benefit experienced composters by providing refresher classes that may improve composting operations or for preparing for Compost Operators’ Certification testing. The training may also be useful for those considering starting a composting operation, at the on-farm, municipal, or industrial level. Composting regulators and compost marketers could also benefit from the knowledge on the process and the end product material use.

Series Schedule

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Compost Recipe Spreadsheet

Compost Recipe Examples

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