Compost demo planned |

Compost demo planned

The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center, with cooperation from the Stutsman County Soil Conservation District, will host a day long compost demonstration event Aug. 3.

“The compost demonstration day will be a great opportunity for livestock producers to learn about creating compost from manure,” says Chris Augustin, NDSU Extension Service nutrient management area specialist.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the center. The morning topics include:

• Basics of managing manure composts – Teresa Dvorak, NDSU Extension nutrient management specialist;

• Composting dead animals – Augustin;

• Regulations on composting and site selections – Karl Rockeman, North Dakota Department of Health; and

• Making and using compost teas – Jay Fuher, Natural Resources Conservation Service district conservationist for Burleigh County.

The afternoon program will include a compost turner demonstration. Ryan Odenbach, Stutsman County Soil Conservation District, will demonstrate the district’s compost turner and talk about the benefits of the system. Carrington Research Extension Center staff also will demonstrate the center’s compost turner.

Also during the afternoon, Dan Lucas, Brown Bear Corp. territory manager, will talk about compost turner maintenance and equipment selection.

The event is free of charge but registration is required. To register, contact Augustin at 701-652-2951 or Lunch will not be provided.

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