Crop and livestock producers, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil Conservation District boards and staff, and others interested in composting will have an opportunity to learn more about it during the Northwest Manure Compost Demo Day that North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is hosting Aug. 7 near Carpio, N.D.

The event runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Bloms Land & Cattle LLC. The site is northeast of Carpio at 7470 42nd Ave. N.W. Watch for NDSU signs. No registration is required.

Topics that will be covered are:

  • Turning manure into compost
  • Differences between manure and compost
  • Using compost in a cropping system

The event also will include a compost turner demonstration and question-and-answer session.

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For more information on the program, contact LoAyne Voigt, the NDSU Extension agent in Renville County, at 701-756-6392 or, or Mary Keena, Extension livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center, at 701-652-2951 or