Hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension, in conjunction with North Dakota State University Extension.

The workshop will focus on the basics of turning raw manure into compost and consist of pre-recorded videos and a live discussion with compost producers from the region. The videos will be posted on August 4, with the live follow-up online discussion to be held on August 11, 1-3pmParticipants should view the videos before attending the live discussion.

Crop and livestock producers, large or small, are encouraged to participate in this online workshop. This is an excellent opportunity to take a self-paced course while still getting to interact with producers and presenters during a live discussion session.

Topics for this workshop include:

  • Site selection
  • Temperature management 
  • Moisture management 
  • Turning the compost 
  • Spreader calibration demonstration 
  • Sampling demonstration 
  • Understanding analysis reports 
  • Economics 
  • Compost producer operation visits 
  • Compost producer question-and-answer session 

Questions may be directed to Chryseis Modderman at or Mary Keena at

This workshop is made possible by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program.