Track: Track F

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Speakers: Doug Collins, WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center and Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources; David Bill, Midnight Farms; Jack Hoeck, Rexius Forest By Products
  • Location: Bldg. 204, Downstairs North Wing
  • Track: Track F
Co-Composting with Biochar: Research, Farmer, and Industry Perspectives Doug and David will discuss a recent research project done at Midnight Farms examining the efficacy of incorporating biochar into the on-farm compost system. Co-Composting Biochar and Greenwaste Jack will discuss how and why Rexius mixes biochar with greenwaste to create...

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Speakers: Chelsea Mitchell, King County, Water and Land Resources Division; Norm Baker, Sierra Club
  • Location: Bldg. 204, Downstairs North Wing
  • Track: Track F
Soil Incorporation of Biochar in Regenerative Agriculture A detailed discussion of the value of biochar in soil products and its application for home gardeners, small farms, and compost facilities. Biochar: A Promising Bioretention Amendment for Enhancing Removal of Contaminants From Stormwater A discussion of recent research done employing biochar...

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Speakers: Megan Rounds, Washington State Department of Ecology; Tom Jobson, Washington State University; Tim O'Niell, Engineered Compost Systems
  • Location: Bldg. 204, Downstairs North Wing
  • Track: Track F
Statewide Compost Emission Study, Research to Improve Compost Facility Air Emissions Permitting An overview of the ongoing compost emission study. The purpose and value of the work will be reviewed with a recap of what has been done to date and what future work is planned. A review of...

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Speakers: Michael Bryan-Brown, Green Mountain Technologies; Derek Thedell, WA State Dept. of Agriculture
  • Location: Bldg. 204, Downstairs North Wing
  • Track: Track F
Effective Composting for Small Diversified Farms in Washington State: Case Studies on Heyday Farm and Bloedel Reserve Two examples of how small farms incorporated compost systems into their practices. Organics Management Law and the Compost Reimbursement Program Details on the Compost Reimbursement Program that is being kicked off this...

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
  • Speakers: Alli Kingfisher, WA Dept. of Ecology; Kate Kurtz, City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilites; Kelsey Bailey, King County, Solid Waste Division; Dave Keeney, King County, Wastewater Treatment Division
  • Location: Bldg. 204, Downstairs North Wing
  • Track: Track F
Implementation of Organic Management Laws in Washington: Challenges, Opportunities and the Road Ahead What has been happening since the Organics Management Law was passed in 2022, and what to look for in the rest of 2023 and 2024. Economic Benefits of Organic Amendments: An Ecosystem Services Evaluation of Compost...