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Large Animal Carcass Management Training, August 2017, Highmoor Farm

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Farmer on tractor composts large animal carcasses August 22-24, 2017
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Highmoor Farm, Monmouth, Maine

Cost: $575.00

Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches, and course materials.

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The Maine Compost Team is offering a 3-day large animal carcass management training August 22-24 at Highmoor Farm. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process.

This is an experiential-based program utilizing hands-on activities, problem solving scenarios, and demonstrations that will prepare participants for actual field situations.

Training Goals

  • To foster a community that is prepared to rapidly and expertly respond to large animal disasters.
  • To provide participants core compost concepts that can be applied to many different situations.
  • To gained competencies in carcass mortality management as well as have materials to be shared with others.
  • To learn how to assess and trouble shoot unique issues to effectively use compost as a disposal tool.

Directions

For more information, contact Mark Hutchinson at mhutch@maine.edu, 207.832.0343.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Pamela Doherty at 207.832.0343 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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