composting large animal carcasses

Large Animal Carcass Management Training May 21-23, 2018 – Highmoor Farm

$575.00

May 21-23, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. 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.  Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches, and course materials.

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Program Description

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. 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.

For more information about the training, 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.

 

Program Details

Date

May 21-23, 2018

Location

Highmoor Farm, a University of Maine research farm facility located in Monmouth, Maine. Directions will be provided with the registration confirmation letter.

Contact Name

Mark Hutchison, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Phone

207.832.0343

Contact EMail

mhutch@maine.edu

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