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Linda Geist
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group

March 3, 2017

Missouri, Illinois composters join
to teach their science, June 21-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Turning organic matter into compost takes science and art. The finished product enriches gardens and farm fields.

Missouri and Illinois extension specialists will tell how to compost in a two-day Bi-State Compost School, June 21-22 in the St. Louis area.

"The program includes hands-on activities for beginners and advanced composters," says Teng Lim, agricultural engineer with University of Missouri Extension.

Professional composters also will speak.

Topics include quality control, testing, marketing, safety, odor control, regulations and permitting. Speakers will focus on the use of food scraps and other feedstocks.

The event will be in Belleville, Ill., at the Henry White Experimental Farm and St. Louis Composting. USDA and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education support the project.

Enroll by May 26 at a discounted rate at For details, contact Lim at or 573-882-9519, or Duane Friend at or 217-243-7424.

A downloadable flier featuring a tentative schedule and other information is available at

Source: Teng Teeh Lim, 573-882-9519

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