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Farm Composting Workshop May 21


Farm Composting Workshop May 21

Date and Time:

May 21, 2013

Location:

Western Illinois University Livestock Center
WIU Campus

Macomb, IL 61455

Livestock producers, horse owners and stable operators looking for manure management options are encouraged to attend a composting workshop and field day on May 21 at the Western Illinois University Livestock Center and Compost facility at Macomb. The workshop will run from 8:30 to 2:00.

The morning session will discuss the basics of aerobic composting, site development, permitting, compost use and quality control, and marketing. A tour of the WIU compost operation will be conducted in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided for those registering in advance.

Sponsors of the program include Western Illinois University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois Extension, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Advance registration cost is $15 per person, and can be done on line at http://agriculture.illinoisstate.edu/ . Registration the day of the workshop is $20 per person.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Walker at 309-438-3881


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