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Large Scale On-farm Composting May 28


Tuesday, May 28 at Tempel Organic Farm in Old Mill Creek, Illinois. All those interested in large-scale composting are encouraged to attend. For more information go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/calendar_event.cfm?ID=61748

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Livestock producers looking for alternative manure management ideas, horse stable operators, organic and local food growers, municipality administrators, press

Composting provides many benefits, including:

-lessening the potential for groundwater and surface water contamination.

-improving soil quality

-an alternative to inorganic fertilizer.

-decreased manure odor.

-alternative income through sale of compost and tipping fees.

At the workshop, you will learn:

-the benefits of composting.

-Illinois IEPA regulations related to composting.

-permitting and local siting requirements.

-composting basics.

-uses for compost.

Participants will tour an actual composting operation and hear practical information from experienced composters. Participants will receive information on composting techniques.


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