The topics for this webcast include: pile characteristics for effective composting, management and environmental considerations when siting and managing composting facilities; mortality compost nutrients for on-farm use; and teaching the benefits of mortality composting to producers. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 15, 2014. More... (Also visit the archive for Part 2)
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Pile Characteristics for Effective Animal Mortality Composting
Saqib Mukhtar, Texas A&M University (22 minutes)
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Management and Environmental Considerations when Siting and Managing Mortality Composting Facilities
Karl VanDevender, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (25 minutes)
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Mortality Compost Nutrients and Use On Farm, Ways to Enhance Nutrient Content
Dean Ross (21 minutes)
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Question and Answer
All Presenters (6 minutes)
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Continuing Education Units
Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)
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Additional Resources and Links
What Farmer Educators Need to Know about Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics (Conference Proceedings)
What Is Animal Mortality Composting?
Mortality Composting Videos on YouTube
CSU (Four State Project) Mortality Composting
Cornell Waste Management Institute