Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keys to Successful Composting!

A workshop on composting will be held at the MU Southwest Research Center, 14548 Hwy H, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712 on Thursday, March 27th from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.  The workshop is being offered by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) with a day long workshop on the do’s and dont’s of composting!

·       Educational topics include: Aerobic composting, vermicomposting, Effective Microbe
·       (EM)/Bokashi composting, and compost tea brewing.
·       Learn how to build your own low cost composting bin.
·       Overview of GAP and FSMA food safety standards for applying compost to your crops.
·       Hands on demonstration
·       A registration fee of $10 (includes lunch, materials and entry for one person). A farm may register additional individuals for $10 each (Only one set of training materials per farm).

The workshop will be led by:
·       Dr. Hwei-Yiing Johnson, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
·       Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Regional Horticulture Specialist
·       Shon Bishop, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

Make Checks payable to: University of Missouri Extension-Greene County and mail to 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Springfield, MO. 65807.

For more information or to register contact Lorri Winters at 417- 881-8909.

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