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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.

Livestock Mortality Composting | December 9, 2019 | Canfield, Ohio

Poultry, dairy, swine, beef cattle, and other livestock producers wanting to learn economically and environmentally beneficial ways to handle the death of their animals can earn livestock mortality composting certification through a course offered by CFAES experts. Registration is $25 and includes lunch, materials, and handouts.
To register, click here.

Manure Science Review | August 7, 2019 

Watch for details about the 2020 program, or join the OCAMM listerv for updates and news. 
Send e-mail with subject 'Join OCAMM listserv' to Mary Wicks (wicks.14@osu.edu.

Composting in Ohio: A tour of the industry | August 22, 2019 

Watch for details about the 2020 tour, or join the OCAMM listerv for updates and news. 
Send e-mail with subject 'Join OCAMM listserv' to Mary Wicks (wicks.14@osu.edu.

News

  1. Manure stockpiled in a field for spreading.

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Dec 4, 2019

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    From the LPELC:
    Free webinar: Phosphorus Management Lessons Learned from the Field | December 13 at 2:30 pm EST | Learn from the experts about tradeoffs between reducing P runoff and improving soil health,  a public-private partnership geared to developing practical on-farm solutions to water quality, and the effects of management practices on P runoff.  |  Details

  2. Freshly turned composted bedded pack.

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Nov 15, 2019

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    From Ohio Ag Net:
    Manure separation shows promise for better nutrient management |  A 7,400 head swine farm in Ohio is evaluating the effectiveness and cost of a solid-liquid separation system that includes mechanical separation followed by further processing of the liquid stream.  |  Article

  3. Field demonstrations at the 2018 MSR

    OCAMM odds & ends

    May 16, 2019

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    From LPELC:
    Free webinar: Reduction and fate of manure pathogens and antimicrobial resistance | May 17 at 2:30 pm | Researchers discuss the fate manure pathogens and antimicrobial resistance following land application as well as potential measures reducing these pathogens.  |  Details