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MSU to host waste to resources field day Aug. 13

July 24, 2013  by Dennis Pennington Michigan State University Extension

July 24, 2013, East Lansing, MI – On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, Michigan State University and Michigan State University Extension will host Keeping it Green: Recycling Waste to Resources to highlight campus-based projects focused on reducing and reusing organic waste.

During the morning session, the new South Campus Anaerobic Digester system will be unveiled with presentations detailing the planning process, feedstock sources, how digestate is managed and how the project impacts campus energy and sustainability. Following lunch, participants will have the opportunity to tour the University Farm’s composting facility, Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, MSU Recycling, T.B. Simon Power Plant and the Student Organic Farm. While at each tour location, participants will be exposed to ongoing research and demonstration scale projects.

View a detailed agenda and register online, or call 517-884-7081 for more information. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824 (view map), and the tours will end at 4:30 p.m. The registration fee prior to Aug. 5 is $20. Late registration (after Aug. 5) will be $30.

For more information or any questions, please contact Betsy Braid at 517-884-7081 or at


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