Composting and emergencies on the farm workshop to be held in October
September 25, 2012
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URBANA -- Considering composting as an alternative manure management method? The Piles of Poop and Preventing Problems workshop is aimed at helping producers determine if this is the right manure and nutrient management tool for their farms.

Even though the focus is on equine facilities, the principles taught during this program are pertinent for any livestock operation. Topics to be discussed include the science of composting, specific composting techniques, and rules and regulations for manure storage and composting. A discussion of how to manage emergencies on the farm or stable will follow.

The program will be held at Sunflower Farms in Bristol, Wis., on Oct 20 from 9 a.m. until noon. A tour of Sunflower Farms, including their composting operation, will immediately follow the program.

Costs for the program are $20 for adults and $10 for youths aged 18 and under. For more information, please contact Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois extension educator at 815-732-2191 or ephillps@illinois.edu. Address questions regarding registration to Rose Skora at the Kenosha County University of Wisconsin Extension office at 262-857-1945 or rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu. For a copy of the brochure, check out the following website: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/downloads/45036.pdf.

This workshop is being organized and sponsored by the University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin Extension Systems and is partly funded by a Great Lakes Water Quality Grant.