On-Farm Composting: Separate ‘Feel Good’ from ‘Real Good’


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Saturday III

Composting can satisfy two needs in agriculture: managing waste and improving soil health for crop production. This workshop offers an overview of on-farm compost production, including mortality composting. Learn about logistics, economics, feedstock management, compost utilization and benefits, as well as the physical, biological and chemical characteristics of finished compost. We’ll also review the organic standards related to composting.

Rick Carr directs farm operations at Rodale Institute, and was the Institute’s compost production specialist. Before joining Rodale, he conducted research on a large certified organic farm in Argentina.