NCSU’s Worm Farming Conference

I came across a page announcing NCSU’s 7th Annual Worm Farming conference yesterday and thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make an announcement here. The conference is scheduled for June 14 & 15, 2007, and will take place at the A.E. Finley Center for Education and Research.

Here is a blurb from the “Overview” section:

We will present the latest research on the effects of worm castings and tea on plant growth and disease suppression, how to effectively market worms and castings, and hear from seasoned worm growers about their personal experiences.
You will learn about vermicomposting techniques and equipment used, including:

  • How to raise earthworms
  • Vermicomposting technologies
  • Benefits of vermicompost
  • Uses of vermicompost
  • Research studies of vermicompost
  • Marketing products
  • Developing marketing plans
  • Conducting market research
  • Testing vermicompost, soil and feedstocks
  • Brewing and using vermicompost tea

Speakers include: Dr. Norman Arancon, Tom Christenberry, Annette Dunlap, Michelle McGinnis, Kent Messick, Brian Rosa & Rhonda Sherman.

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