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The goal of the Ohio Composting and Manure Management (OCAMM) program is to research, develop and communicate sustainable strategies for the managnement of animal manures and nutrients on Ohio farms.

Ohio Compost Operator Education Course  |  March 27-28 |  OSU Wooster Campus
Learn the nuts and bolts of running a large commercial composting facility. This 2-day course covers the science of composting, mixing materials, site design, feedstock mixing, odor management, Ohio regulations, marketing, and more. Professional Development Grants are available to help defray costs.
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Two locations: Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Course
Composting dead animals is an environmentally friendly and cost effective disposal method. Ohio livestock producers must attend a course for certification or complete the online training. 
Greenville, Ohio | February 20 | Click here for details.
Wauseon, Ohio | March 12 | Click here for details.

Composting in Ohio: A virtual tour of the industry  |  Lima and Wauseon, Ohio
Click here to take a virtual tour of two unique facilities and learn about the beneftis of compost for crop production.

Manure Science Review 2018  |  Forest, Ohio
Click here to veiw presentation slides from this educational event.

News

  1. Field demos at the 2018 MSR

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Jan 29, 2019

    Click on 'OCAMM odds & end' below for the latest.

    New: Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) Training | February 6-7, 2019 | Reynoldsburg, Ohio | ODA DLEP certification course commercial manure applicators, owners/operators of a major concentrated animal feeding facility, anyone interested in best practices for manure management.  |  Details

  2. Manure spreader ready to go at MSR 2018.

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Dec 13, 2018

    Click on 'OCAMM odds & ends' above to find out what's new in manure management and composting.

    From SWCS Conservation NewsBriefs
    Fertilizers’ impact on soil health compared  |  A University of Wisconsin study found that, compared to inorganic fertilizers, manure contributed to better soil pH, total N, soil organic C, and water-stable aggregates.  |  Article

  3. Side dressing with manure at the 2016 Manure Expo in London, Ohio

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Nov 14, 2018

    Click on 'OCAMM odds & ends' above to find out what's new in manure management and composting.

    From the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center
    Free webinar: Manure sampling considerations in different animal species | November 16 @ 2:30 pm (EST) | Speakers will discuss manure sampling challenges and provide recommendations to reduce sampling error. | Program and registration details