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Connecticut Compost Conference

March 23

- $15 – $30

Partner organizations are working together to plan and host Connecticut’s first Compost Conference.

March 23, 2020 at Central Connecticut State University.

This informative day will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussion, networking, exhibitors, and a Q&A.

This critical event will provide information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and a sustainable society.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 8:30 am – Registration, Breakfast, Netorking, and Exhibitor Fair
  • 9:15 am : Welcome – Dr. Charles Button, CCSU Geography Department
    • State of the State – Compost Permitting and Regulations Status in CT:
      • Bryan Hurlburt, CT Dept. of Ag. Commissioner
      • Robert Isner, Director of Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division at CT DEEP
  • 10:00 am – Keynote Presentations
    • Mark Hutchinson – University of Maine Composting School
    • Andrew Carpenter – Northern Tilth, Maine
  • 11:30 am  – Breakout Sessions
    • Back to Basics: Medium Scale Composting- Mike Carignan, AGRESOURCE, NY
    • Scale Up: Advanced Composting – Recipes & Calculators – Domingo Medina, CT NOFA
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch, Networking & Exhibitor Tables
  • 1:30 pm – Breakout Session
    • Compost Feedstocks –Mark Hutchinson, University of Maine Composting School
    • Compost siting, equipment, infrastructure, management and nutrient management – Andrew Carpenter, Northern Tilth, Maine
  • 2:30 pm – Composting in CT – Farms & Municipalities currently composting – Speaker Panel/Q&A
  • 3:45 pm – Compost Testing & Results – Dawn Pettinelli, UConn Extension & Beneficial Uses of Compost – James Hyde, USDA NRCS
  • 4:15 pm – Networking & Exhibitor Tables
  • 4:45 pm – Conclude

 

Planning Partners: CT NOFA, CT RC&D, CT DEEP, CT DOAG, USDA NRCS, UConn Master Composting Program, Central CT State University, American Farmland Trust, River COG, NW Conservation District, Center for Ecotechnology (CET), Composting Association of VT, and other partners from Massachusetts & Vermont.

 

Special Thanks to our generous Sponsors:

Sustainable CT, Farm Credit East, RecycleCT, UConn Master Composting Program, American Farmland Trust, Connecticut Recyclers Coalition, Peels & Wheels Composting, and CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation

 

Details

Date:
March 23
Cost:
$15 – $30
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Website:
https://ctnofa.z2systems.com/np/clients/ctnofa/eventRegistration.jsp?event=616&

Organizer

CT NOFA

Venue

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, Connecticut 06050
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Details

Date:
March 23
Cost:
$15 – $30
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
Website:
https://ctnofa.z2systems.com/np/clients/ctnofa/eventRegistration.jsp?event=616&

Organizer

CT NOFA

Venue

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, Connecticut 06050
+ Google Map