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21st Annual Vermiculture Conference [Online]

It is early in the planning stages so no date has yet been set. The conference will probably be held sometime during August  –  November. Due to the uncertainty of the current public health climate, the conference will likely be virtual instead of face-to-face. Updates on dates, cost, topics, and speakers will be posted here.


The only annual training in the world on commercial vermicomposting, this event provides the tools you need to start or expand an earthworm or vermicompost production operation. Key issues for vermicomposting operations will be covered in addition to how vermicompost affects plant growth and suppresses plant pests and diseases.

In 2019, 165 people attended the conference from all over the United States and throughout the globe. Past participants have come from Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Mexico, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, United States, and Zimbabwe.

Why attend the 21st Annual Vermiculture Conference?

  • It’s the world’s only training on large-scale vermicomposting
  • You’ll learn how others started and grew their operations
  • Go from a hobby to a money-making business
  • Network with fellow worm enthusiasts from throughout the US and other countries

Mark your calendar for xxxx and join worm aficionados from all over the world at this unique event.


  • Continous Flow-Through Vermicomposting
  • Vermicompost Effects on Plant Growth, Pest and Disease Suppression
  • Vermicomposting Operation Options
  • Vermi-Biz Strategies and Common Pitfalls

NC State Extension information on vermicomposting.

What people are saying about this conference…

“The conference was definitely worth the time and money. I learned so much…not just about earthworms, but soil composition, minerals, testing, teas, diseases, correct processes to follow, etc. I’m looking forward to next year’s conference already! ~S.S., North Carolina

“Count me as an extremely satisfied conference attendee. I was truly impressed and hope to be one of your “frequent fliers.” I was particularly impressed with the depth of the science presented.” ~S.F., New York

“Rhonda, what an awesome conference, great job! It was great to be among so many like-minded people with differing perspectives, especially my New Mexico connections. I also appreciate the extra effort to get it to be a zero waste event.” ~ New Mexico


Who Should Attend

  • Earthworm Growers
  • Farmers
  • Composters
  • Nursery Owners
  • Greenhouse Growers
  • Soil Blenders
  • Orchard Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Livestock Operators
  • Extension Agents
  • Solid Waste Managers
  • Landscapers
  • Consultants
  • Food Service Managers
  • Sustainable Agriculture Researchers