University of Maryland Extension

Poultry Mortality Composting - Short Course and Demonstration

When: 
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
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Where: 
Poultry Research Center - University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
Address: 
Poultry Research Center
Martin Ct.
Princess Anne, MD 21853
United States
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Presenter: 
Drs. Gary Felton and Jonathan Moyle
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Poultry Mortality Composting Short Course and Demonstration
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   9:00 AM- 3:00 PM Poultry Research Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD

Sponsored by
Environmental Science and Technology Department University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

                                      TENTATIVE  AGENDA

8:30                            Registration - coffee available

9:00                            What is composting  -  Description of the compost process the variables that control the process, recipes to successfully compost, and the items that must be controlled:  time, oxygen, moisture, pH, C:N ration.

9:45                            Whole animal composting  -  Whole animal compost systems, set-up of a poultry mortality composter, biosecurity, legal and environmental issues.

10:30                          Break

10:45                          Channel composters and Compositing Problems

                                   Mass mortality composting  -  Both in-house composting and outside composting of large numbers of dead birds.

12:00                          Lunch
1:00                            Compost use
1:30                            Demonstration
2:45                            Q&A, Wrap up
3:00                            Adjourn

Registration Information
Cost: $42 covers refreshments, lunch, and materials. Please register by Wedensday, January 10, 2018.
For questions, call (301) 405-1198 or email tscites@umd.edu
Maximum Registration is 20 people.
Certificate of completion will be awarded. Name and contact information will be sent to MDA as
desired.
Registration Form - Poultry Mortality Compost Short Course Instructors:
Dr. Gary Felton, Dr. Jonathan Moyle

DIRECTIONS:
From Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, VA
Take appropriate Rt. to Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Rt. 50), (Eastern Shore of Maryland). Take Rt. 50 East to Salisbury, MD. Take Rt. 13 South to Princess Anne, turn left on Rt. 822 (UMES Blvd.) and proceed to stop sign. Turn left onto College Backbone Rd. and continue around to the next stop sign. Turn left, then turn right onto Strickland Drive (paved road). The Poultry Research Center is the second building (green metal) on the left. #30909


From Norfolk, VA and points further South:
Take Rt. 85 to Rt. 58, to Rt. 17 (Norfolk, VA) to Rt. 23 North across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. Follow signs to Maryland. Pass through Pocomoke City, MD to Princess Anne. Once near Princess Anne, follow signs to Somerset Ave., MD-675. Take a right on Broad Street (second light in Princess Anne). Turn right on University Blvd. Turn right onto Strickland Dr. Follow all the way around to the Poultry Research Center (green metal bldg.) (or Martin Ct.) on the right. (#30909).

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Make Checks payable to University of Maryland College Park Foundation and mail before Jan 9, 2018.

Mail or fax to: Mrs. Tina Scites
Environmental Science and Technology Department Animal Science Building
University of Maryland College Park MD 20742-2315
Phone: (301) 405-1198 FAX: (301) 314-9023

Cost: 
$42/person covers refreshments, lunch, and materials
Contact: 
Mrs. Tina Scites
Contact Email: 
tscites@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
(301) 405-1198
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