Composting on Your Farm; Nutrient Cycling for Fun & Profit

04/18/19 - 06:00 pm

Compost Workshop

Thursday, April 18th
6:00-8:00 PM
Smit's Compost
9039 Guide Meridian, Lynden
For economic and environmental reasons, it makes sense for farmers and rural land managers to more efficiently utilize nutrient cycling on the farm. Goals should include a reduction in long-distance nutrient flows, as well as promoting “true” on-farm cycling, in which nutrients return in the form of crop residue or manure to the fields from which they came. Join the Whatcom Conservation District and a panel of experts and local landowners to discuss a number of strategies to help farmers reach the goal of better nutrient cycling:
  • Reduce unintended losses.

  • Enhance nutrient uptake efficiency.

  • Tap local nutrient sources.

  • Promote consumption of locally produced foods.

  • Reduce exports of nutrients in farm products.

  • Bring animal densities in line with the land base of the farm.

  • Develop local partnerships to balance flows among different types of farms.

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