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Carcass Management Training: October 27-29, 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19. Please contact Mark Hutchinson with questions.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Other | 0 comments

The Maine Compost Team is offering an animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. This is an experiential based program utilizing hands-on activities, problem solving scenarios and demonstrations that will prepare participants for actual field situations. Training Goals: To foster a community that is prepared to rapidly and expertly respond to...

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Municipalities

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Other | 0 comments

Members of the Maine Compost Team are available to assist municipalities and regional public efforts in discussion from the ‘pre-planning’ phase of their possible composting program through the development of marketing options for the finished compost. Municipalities may have different issues of concern regarding the management of the organics available in their community or region than a privately operated composting facility may have. The Compost Team has assisted many municipal composting programs over the years and is able to share that...

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Facility Operators

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Other | 0 comments

Members of the Maine Compost Team are available to assist facility operators from the ‘pre-planning’ phase of their composting operations through discussion of marketing options of the finished compost.  While attending the week-long Maine Compost School will provide a compost facility operator with information on the biology of composting, development of recipes, and field trips to active composting facilities, sometimes what is planned or tried works as well as hoped, and quality compost is not being created. Through the experience of the...

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The October 2020 Session of Maine Compost School has been cancelled…

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Calendar | 0 comments

The October 2020 Session of  Maine Compost School has been cancelled…

October Session has been cancelled due to ongoing issues with Covid-19, please contact the following staff member for a full tuition refund (we will not be extending registrations into 2021 at this time): Michele Lodgek, phone:  207-581-2721 or by email:  michelelodgek@maine.edu To register use this link: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/maine-compost-school-oct-2020/ The Maine Compost School is the nation’s longest continually running compost education program–2020 marks our 24th anniversary! Here at the Maine...

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Outreach

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Outreach | 0 comments

Outreach

Troubleshooting, Facility Operators, Municipalities, Private Business & Non-Profits, Schools & Colleges, Special Projects,

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Research

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Research | 0 comments

Research

Compost, Feedstock, Carcass and Animal Mortality Mgt.,  

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About Our School

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Home | 0 comments

About Our School

What the Compost School offers: For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. Participants receive classroom instruction, laboratory experience and hands-on project exercises in this setting. The classroom and laboratory hands-on activities include: Introduction to composting biology Review of basic composting methods Rules and regulations Feedstocks View compost equipment in action Siting Site...

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Overcoming Challenges Associated With Carcass Management

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Mark A. King and Dennis Wilson, DVM, Bill Seekins, PhD, and Mark Hutchinson From: 3rd International Symposium on Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissues and Related Byproducts Connecting Research, Regulations and Response University of California at Davis July 21-23, 2009 Introduction What do you do if your state has a catastrophic event that results in large numbers of animal carcasses that need to be disposed of…quickly? That was one of the primary topics addressed at the 3rd International Symposium on Management of Animal Carcasses,...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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