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.