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Register now for Manure Composting Workshops in Minnesota and North Dakota

Manure Composting Workshop Minnesota North Dakota

By: Chryseis Modderman, University of Minnesota Extension 

University of Minnesota Extension, in conjunction with North Dakota State University Extension, is hosting two manure composting workshops this summer. 

The workshops will be on July 21st at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center in Carrington, N.D., and on August 11th at the UMN West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minn. Workshops will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Appropriate COVID-19 protocols will be followed as dictated by University policy. 

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The workshops will focus on the basics of turning raw manure into compost, featuring educational sessions, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and discussions with an expert panel.

Topics for this workshop include:
  • Site selection
  • Temperature management
  • Moisture management
  • Turning the compost
  • Spreader calibration demonstration
  • Sampling demonstration
  • Understanding analysis reports
  • Economics
  • Q&A with expert compost producer panel
Registration is free but required. Register at:

The registration deadline for the North Dakota workshop is July 14th. The registration deadline for the Minnesota workshop is Aug. 4th.

Questions can be directed to Chryseis Modderman at or Mary Keena at

This workshop is made possible by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program.


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