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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.
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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. 
Springfield, Ohio | March 22 | Click here for details
Putnam County, Ohio | March 27 | For swine producers. Contact Dale Ricker for details (ricker.37@osu.edu; 419.231.0884)

Manure - It's Good Sh*t | March 13 | Upper Sandusky, Ohio
This 'Practical Talk' for farmers will cover using manure to grow cash crops, following the rules made easy, and more.
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Ohio Soil Health Symposium | March 26 | Shelby, Ohio
Topics include the use of manure as a ‘soil health accelerant’, cover crops, grazing management and more.
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SAVE THE DATE:  Manure Science Review 2019 | August 7 | Rowe Dairy, Strasburg, Ohio
Stay tuned 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. Side dressing with manure in Ohio

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Mar 5, 2019

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    Livestock Mortality Composting Certification | Composting dead animals is an environmentally friendly and cost effective disposal method. Ohio livestock producers must attend a course for certification. Two dates and locations:
    -   March 7 | Tiffin, Ohio |  Details

  2. Glen Arnold gives tips for preventing spills at MSR 2018

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Feb 19, 2019

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    Save the date: Manure Science Review 2019 | August 7 | Rowe Dairy, Strasburg, Ohio

    From the LPELC:
    Free webinar: Using Manure to Improve Soil Health | March 1 at 2:30 pm EST | Two speakers will discuss practical research that focuses on principles and practices for using manure to increase soil organic matter formation.  |  Details

  3. Field demos at the 2018 MSR

    OCAMM odds & ends

    Jan 29, 2019

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    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