If you’re interested in attending the Ohio Compost Operator Education Course on March 21-22 in Wooster, four grants are available to help you pay for some of your costs. But act fast: the deadline to apply for them is today, Monday, Feb. 26.
Two $225 grants are being offered to members of the Organics Recycling Association of Ohio (ORAO), which is hosting the course together with CFAES, and two $150 grants are being offered to nonmembers.
Get details on the grants and an application form.
Registration is open for the Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, a professional development course on large-scale composting set for March 21-22 in Wooster.
This year’s Composting in Ohio tour, featuring industry issues and innovative facilities, will center around Lake Erie. Continue reading
The Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, called a “comprehensive program on the science and art” of large-scale compost production, is March 28-29 at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster. Of note: Four new professional development grants are being offered to help pay for the cost of attending. Apply for them by March 1.
The Organic Compost Farm Tour, part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, is this Friday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hirzel Canning Company and Farms in Luckey in northwest Ohio. You’ll visit the farm’s licensed compost facility, which turns crop, grain, livestock and canning waste into soil-improving compost, which is used on the farm or is sold to other farms. You’ll also learn about small grains and how the farm prepares custom, regional and international orders. The fifth-generation farm grows on more than 2,000 acres, some 700 of which are certified organic. Learn more here on p. 13.
“It’s a microbial thing,” CFAES’s Mary Wicks and Fred Michel said about composting and the upcoming Ohio Compost Operator Short Course in their recent article in Ohio’s Country Journal. Related post here.
The 2016 Ohio Compost Operator Short Course, billed as a “comprehensive program on the science and art of composting,” is March 8 and 9 at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster. It’s for people who work at or with large-scale composting facilities. Read the story …
Mary Beth Breckenridge, home and garden writer with the Akron Beacon Journal, talked to Tom Price of Delaware, Ohio’s Price Farms Organics about his Buckeye-flavored, Earth-friendly Stadium Scarlet compost.
Fans of Ohio State’s football team (recent loss notwithstanding; big game ahead this Saturday) can show their pride with compost. A farm in Delaware, Ohio, located about 25 miles north of the university’s campus in Columbus, makes and sells compost called Stadium Scarlet, whose roots are in Ohio Stadium …
Keep organic material such as yard waste, food waste and manure out of landfills. Compost it instead. So says CFAES scientist Fred Michel, who is co-organizer of a course next month on doing just that — big time. Read the story. Course details and registration form here (PDF). (Photo: iStock.)