Learn about on-farm composting to manage animal disease

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Maine Animal and Veterinary Sciences will offer a free program about on-farm composting to manage animal disease and mortalities 3:45–7 p.m. Oct. 7, at Highmoor Farm, 52 U.S. Route 202, Monmouth.

UMaine Extension professor Mark Hutchinson, associate professor Robert Causey and graduate student Alexandria Poulin will discuss effects of composting on equine pathogens and antibodies. A mortality composting demonstration will be included and there will be AVS student poster presentations about animal disease and parasite control.

To register, for more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Melissa Libby at 581.3188, 800.287.0247 (in Maine) or melissa.libby1@maine.edu.