Contact Us

Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
Route 1, Box 256
Simpson, IL 62985
Phone: 618-695-4917

For Hort/Crop Questions

Simpson, IL 62985
Phone: 618-695-2441

Composting Program

Composting Program

Composting is a topic of growing interest throughout the country because composting provides a partial solution to an issue of great concern in many communities.

Although composting is simple (you just put organic matter in a pile and wait for it to decompose), it also involves some fascinating and as yet incompletely understood interactions between biological, chemical, and physical processes.

Before starting a commercial composting business, it is important to understand the science of composting, handling feedstocks, enhancing compost quality, sampling and analytical processes, environmental regulations, application rates, source separated food waste and understanding compost markets.

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