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Composting workshop offered in northern Illinois


September 17, 2010
By Manure Manager

September 17, 2010 – Horse
and small livestock owners are invited to attend a workshop on best management
practices for dealing with manure sponsored by University of Illinois
Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension and the Hooved Animal Humane
Society.

September 17, 2010 – Horse
and small livestock owners are invited to attend a workshop on best management
practices for dealing with manure sponsored by University of Illinois
Extension
, University of Wisconsin Extension and the Hooved Animal Humane
Society
.

The workshop will take
place October 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hooved Animal Humane Society in
Woodstock, IL.

The workshop will share
information on best management practices regarding neighbor-friendly manure
storage, understanding the science behind composting manure, simple composting
techniques and Illinois rules and regulations on manure storage and composting.

“We want to help horse and
small livestock owners understand best management practices available to them
and offer some ideas for other things they can do with manure beyond putting it
on a field or in a dumpster,” said Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois
Extension
educator. “Composting decreases the seed and parasite content of
manure. In addition, it significantly reduces the volume of manure. Compost is
an excellent soil amendment that can be used on pastures or sold.”

Instructors include
Phillips and Randy Fonner, University of Illinois Extension certified livestock
manager training coordinator.

The cost is $25 per person
in advance or $35 per person for late registration and walk-ins. Children under
18 years of age are $5. Registration should be postmarked no later than
September 27.

To register, go to
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/calendar_event.cfm?EventID=56518. For a
brochure or more information, contact Ellen Phillips at ephillps@illinois.edu
or 708-352-0109, or Randy Fonner at refonner@illinois.edu or 217-333-2611.

A second workshop will be
held in the morning of Oct. 4. The Utilizing Compost Workshop focuses on
large-scale composting. Participants will learn about manure sources,
facilities needed to compost, the requirements for a composting facility, the
2009 changes to Illinois’ composting regulations, and marketing strategies for
selling compost. More information and a brochure can be found at
http://www.manurecentral.illinois.edu.


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