University of Illinois Extension, in conjunction with Illinois State University Department of Agriculture and funding through a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service, is offering an On-Farm Composting Workshop and Field Day.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. A field tour at Art Bingham’s farm in Clare will be held after the workshop.
Livestock producers and horse stable operators looking for alternative manure management ideas should attend. Organic and local food growers will be able to increase their composting knowledge.
The cost to register in person at each workshop is $20 and walk-ins are welcome, but lunch will not be guaranteed. The brochure and registration form are available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/localfoods.html.
For more information, call Ellen Phillips at 815-732-2191 or Bethany Macarus at 815-758-8194.