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Specialty Compost Training Opportunities

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

From time to time, we offer specialized training opportunities based upon demand. Past classes have included managing difficult feedstocks, advanced compost pile trouble-shooting, routine and catastrophic carcass management and developing tools to address odors both onsite and offsite. Please reach out to Mark @ mark.a.king@maine.gov if you have any ideas for future specialty classes.        

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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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2024 Maine Compost School Sessions-June Session is Full!!!

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

2024 Maine Compost School Sessions-June Session is Full!!!

We are pleased to announce that the Maine Compost School will be holding two sessions for 2024: June 10th-14th [June Session is Full!!!] October 7th-11th Please Note: This is not the approved class to become a USDA Subject Matter Expert in Composting. Contact:  Sandy Moody, phone:  207-242-0877 or by email:  sandy.j.moody@maine.gov to register The Maine Compost School is the nation’s longest continually running compost education program-2024 marks our 28th anniversary!  

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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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