Ohio Compost Operator Course to focus on science and art of composting

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WOOSTER, Ohio — The 2009 Ohio Compost Operator Course, open to anyone who works in or around the composting industry, will be held April 1-2 at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

Course offerings

The course will offer a practical understanding of the composting process and the means to address operational issues, economics and environmental concerns associated with the production of compost at large-scale facilities, according to Fred Michel, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

It will cover both the science and art of composting.

The instructors will be Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center scientists, Ohio State University Extension specialists, facility design engineers, compost industry regulatory personnel, compost facility operators and marketing experts.

Sessions will be in the Arden Shisler Center for Education and Economic Development on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus.

Registration costs $175 for Ohio Compost Association members and $225 for non-members.

Continental breakfast, lunch and all materials are included.

Registration

To register send your name, affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address to Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, OARDC/OSU, Ag Engineering Building, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

Indicate if you’re a member of Ohio Compost Association when you register.

Make checks payable to OARDC/OSU. Registration is due by March 21 and is limited to 25.

More information

For more information contact Mary Wicks at 330-202-3533 or e-mail wicks.14@osu.edu.

The course brochure may be downloaded at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/CompostCse09.pdf.

To join Ohio Compost Association and get the discount registration fee, e-mail Linda Robertson at director@ohiocompost.org.

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