Monday, August 31, 2015

On-Farm Composting Course, Truro, NS - Sept 22 and 23

Extended Learning at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus is offering a composting course for agricultural producers who are looking for waste management techniques for their operations. This course meets the requirements for the Nova Scotia Fur Industry Act and Fur Industry Regulations.

Through a combination of speaker-led sessions and hands-on activities, this practical training course will enable participants to safely manage waste on the farm. The course has been designed to showcase best practices in waste management (deadstock or other organic waste).
This 2 day course will enable participants to:
  • Recognize the basic biological processes involved in making compost.
  • Enhance their skills to select feed stocks and develop successful recipes.
  • Establish key monitoring strategies for successful stabilization of raw materials into compost.
  • Successfully determine the best use for the final product on-farm.
  • Use best practice methods and follow industry regulations.

Check out the details at http://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/extended-learning/programs-courses/advanced-agricultural-skills/on-farm-composting.html

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