MONMOUTH — A free program about on-farm composting to manage animal disease and mortalities is set for 3:45-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Highmoor Farm, 52 U.S. Route 202. The program is offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Maine Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

UMaine Extension professor Mark Hutchinson, associate professor Robert Causey and graduate student Alexandria Poulin will discuss effects of composting on equine pathogens and antibodies, according to an extension news release. A mortality composting demonstration will be included and there will be AVS student poster presentations about animal disease and parasite control.

To pre-register, for more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Melissa Libby at 581-3188, 800-287-0247 (in Maine) or [email protected].

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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