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Agenda for 2022 Vermiculture Conference

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Day 1: Saturday, October 22, 2022

9:00 a.m.

Registration (you must check in) and networking

Refreshments provided

10:00 a.m. Conference Begins – Welcome Rhonda Sherman
NC State Univ.
Earthworm Species Identification Dr Mac Callaham
US Forest Service
Break (networking)
Chemical Characteristics of Vermicompost and Its Application to Soil Fertility Dr Kristin Hicks
NC Dept of Ag
Noon – 1:00 LUNCH (provided onsite)
Biological Characterization of Vermicompost and Its Application to Soil Fertility Dr. Jacob Parnell
Biome Makers
Break (networking)
Pre-Composting for Worm Food Matt Ball
NC Composting
Break (networking)
Vermicomposting in Cold Weather Using Low-Cost,   Low-Input Techniques Sean Barton
MSU Recycling
Special Announcement; Q&A
6:00 Conference Day 1 Adjourns

 Day 2: Sunday, October 23, 2022

9:15 a.m. Second day of conference begins
Breeding and Selling 3 Worm Species and Vermicompost Samantha Flowers
Memes Worms
Break (networking)
Mid-Scale Urban Vermicomposting in Washington, D.C. Max van Praag
Noon – 1:00 LUNCH (provided onsite)
Community Science: The Vermi-Microbiome Project  Dr Zack Jones
Rocky Mountain Soil Stewardship
Break (networking)
Building a CFT and Overcoming Challenges Life Cycle Organics
All You Need to Know to Set Up, Brew, and Use Compost Tea Troy Hinke
Living Roots Compost Tea
Wrap Up
4:00 p.m. Conference presentation portion adjourns
4:15 p.m. Field Trip to Compost Learning Lab
See Speaker Bios and Topics