Compost Webinar Series: Noontime Seminars, March 2021

scooping compost with handsMarch 11, 23 and 30, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m.
$10 per session or $25  for all three seminars

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Compost Team are hosting a series of compost seminars in March 2021. The hour-long seminars will begin at 12:00 noon (EST).  Each seminar will address a current issue in agriculture or waste management.

Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

If you need technical assistance while registering, please contact Michele Lodgek at or 207.949.4057.

Seminar Details

Thursday, March 11: Organic Certification Process for Compost Usage — Dr. Caleb Goossen, MOFGA. Dr. Goossen will address issues concerning compost certification for use in Organically Certified production systems.

Tuesday, March 23: Is Carcass Composting the Right Decision? — Dr. Krishona Martinson, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota. Dr. Martinson’s team conducted a national survey of equine owners and veterinarians about equine carcass composting.  The results are eye-opening.

Tuesday, March 30: Composting Hemp Residual — Mark King, Environmental Specialist Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Maine Compost Team. Mr. King will discuss observations from a recent pilot compost project and regulations for compost operations.

If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Doherty, 207.832.0343, or to discuss your needs.

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