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Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series: Webinar 3 – Composting Systems and Methods

Please join us for the third webinar in our Composting and Compost Use series. In this webinar, the presenters will describe various composting systems and methods and identify their characteristics, advantages and drawbacks. Registrants will learn which system/method is best for different feedstocks, locations, footprints, composting rate, cost and other critical decision-making factors. There is no charge for this webinar, but registration is required.

Register for the Composting System and Methods webinar.


Presenters

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.

Craig Coker, Coker Composting and Consulting, has over 35 years experience in the planning, permitting, design, construction and operation of organics recycling facilities processing animal manures, animal mortalities, food wastes, biosolids, yard trimmings and source-separated organic solid wastes, as well as in the marketing and sales of compost and compost-amended horticultural products. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Recycling Association and is a Senior Editor at BioCycle magazine. Craig has training as both an engineer and a scientist and has experience with windrow composting, aerated static pile composting, aerated composting bins, in-vessel systems and both aerobic and anaerobic digestion.

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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