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Agricultural Composting Training

March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

MDAR is conducting a no-cost training workshop for registered agricultural composters and other farms interested in agricultural composting (larger than backyard composting). Space is limited, and first preference will be given to farms already registered in the MDAR Agricultural Composting Program. These workshops will meet the upcoming regulatory requirement for farmers who are currently registered in MDAR’s Agricultural Composting Program to attend a state approved training program in order to continue to maintain a composting registration. Topics include:

  • Principles of Composting
  • Site Selection, Layout and Maintenance
  • Compost Recipe Development
  • Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Development of Odor Management Plan
  • On-Farm Compost Use
  • Updates to MDAR Agricultural Composting Program Regulations

These one-day trainings will run from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, lunch is provided. Locations and dates are:

  • March 5 – Community Harvest Project, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton
  • March 11 – New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, 733 Cabot Street, Beverly
  • March 19 – UMass Cranberry Experiment Station, 1 State Bog Road, East Wareham

Email with your name, farm name, address, phone number, and date/location you wish to attend.

Questions, contact MDAR Agricultural Composting Coordinator, Sean Bowen at 617-626-1724,


March 5, 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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