Compost Training Programs
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Looking for information on Compost Manufacturing: Principles and Practices? Click HERE
We are VERY pleased to announce the return on in-person training! All trainings will still adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions and federal, state and local guidelines.
Before registering for any COTC please read both the CREF Covid-19 Policy and Liability Release and the COTC host facility guidance listed below.
WINTER 2022 - TAMPA, FLORIDA
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center COVID Policy (as of 09/16/2022): GCREC does not currently have any restrictions in regards to COVID-19 as per the policy at the main campus. For more details, please refer to the Univeristy of Florida Guidance to Health and Wellness.
Wimauma, FL (near Tampa)
HOTEL: Details Coming Soon.
SPRING 2023 - POMONA, CALIFORNIA
AGRIscapes COVID Policy (as of 09/16/2022): Events at AGRIscapes will follow current LA County Health and Cal Poly Pomona COVID-19 guidelines. For more details, please refer to the their website.
MARCH 27-31, 2023
Flyer Coming Soon
Registration Coming Soon
HOTEL: Details Coming Soon.
SUMMER 2023 - NEW JERSEY
JUL/AUG 2023 (DATES TBD)
Flyer: Early 2023
Registration: Early 2023
HOTEL: Details TBD.
About the CREF's Compost Operations Training Course:
This 40-hr, 5-day course focuses on giving you the knowledge you need to run a successful composting facility, whether you’re just getting started or have been composting for a while. In addition to in-depth lectures, the course provides hands-on practice through indoor and outdoor activities as well as tours to local facilities, where the theories meet reality. From compost operators to environmental and agricultural consultants to local and state regulators; the Compost Operations Training Course is for anyone who wants quality instruction from leading composting professionals and educators on the art and science of commercial scale compost production and marketing.
Day 1: Composting process, feedstocks and recipe development, compost systems
Day 2: Equipment, safety, site design, environmental protection (odors and stormwater)
Day 3: Regulations, composting facility tours
Day 4: Compost testing, product quality, compost uses and marketing
Day 5: Facility management, trouble-shooting and analyzing compost piles
USCC Member $1095
Non-USCC Member (Individual or Small Business: Consultant, Start-Up, Company) $1,295
Non-USCC Member (Large Business) $1,395
Registration By Early Bird Date: $100 Off regular USCC members and Non-member pricing! Student discount available. Details regarding refund/transfer of registrations can be found in our Cancellation Policy.
For more information on the training, contact Wayne Howard, CREF Project Manager
Our Compost Operations Training Course meets the training requirements to become a Certified Compost Operations Manager. For more info, go to www.certificationsUSCC.org
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