Posts Tagged ‘compost’

Dig into large-scale composting

Hands holding soil with young plant.The Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, called a “comprehensive program on the science and art” of large-scale compost production, is March 28-29 at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster. Of note: Four new professional development grants are being offered to help pay for the cost of attending. Apply for them by March 1.

Making compost, growing grains

August 19th - National Aviation DayThe Organic Compost Farm Tour, part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, is this Friday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hirzel Canning Company and Farms in Luckey in northwest Ohio. You’ll visit the farm’s licensed compost facility, which turns crop, grain, livestock and canning waste into soil-improving compost, which is used on the farm or is sold to other farms. You’ll also learn about small grains and how the farm prepares custom, regional and international orders. The fifth-generation farm grows on more than 2,000 acres, some 700 of which are certified organic. Learn more here on p. 13.

All about those microbes

“It’s a microbial thing,” CFAES’s Mary Wicks and Fred Michel said about composting and the upcoming Ohio Compost Operator Short Course in their recent article in Ohio’s Country Journal. Related post here.

2-day short course on large-scale composting

Photo of large-scale composting 3The 2016 Ohio Compost Operator Short Course, billed as a “comprehensive program on the science and art of composting,” is March 8 and 9 at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster. It’s for people who work at or with large-scale composting facilities. Read the story …

‘Trash talk’ on football and compost

Mary Beth Breckenridge, home and garden writer with the Akron Beacon Journal, talked to Tom Price of Delaware, Ohio’s Price Farms Organics about his Buckeye-flavored, Earth-friendly Stadium Scarlet compost.

G(r)o(w) Bucks! Get a load of this stuff

OSU,CFAES,Price Farms,Tom Price,Austin BrightFans of Ohio State’s football team (recent loss notwithstanding; big game ahead this Saturday) can show their pride with compost. A farm in Delaware, Ohio, located about 25 miles north of the university’s campus in Columbus, makes and sells compost called Stadium Scarlet, whose roots are in Ohio Stadium …

Registration open for course on large-scale composting

Compost course coming in MarchKeep organic material such as yard waste, food waste and manure out of landfills. Compost it instead. So says CFAES scientist Fred Michel, who is co-organizer of a course next month on doing just that — big time. Read the story. Course details and registration form here (PDF). (Photo: iStock.)