WOOSTER, Ohio — The 2012 Ohio Compost Operator Education Course takes place March 21-22 at the Shisler Conference Center at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster.
It’s a comprehensive program for people who work in the composting industry, including compost facility operators, public health officials, farmers, nursery managers, municipal solid waste managers and others.
Among the course’s topics: Composting principles, biology and methods; mixing raw materials; site design and management; lab exercises; managing an operation; composting regulations; economics and utilization.
The instructors are composting experts from industry and from Ohio State University, including from OARDC.
Participants are eligible for the following continuing education credits: 13 hours, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency waste water Certification; and 11 hours, registered sanitarians.
Registration is $175 for members of the Organics Recycling Association of Ohio and $225 for nonmembers. Continental breakfast, lunch and materials are included.
The registration deadline is March 13. Hours are 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the first day and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on the second.
For more information and to register, contact Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533, firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://go.osu.edu/HaJ (pdf).
To join ORAO and receive the discount registration rate, contact Linda Robertson, email@example.com.