On-Farm Composting in New Jersey
This course serves New Jersey farmers interested in state certification. Completing this course and exam satisfies New Jersey Department of Agriculture and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requirements for farmers undertaking on-farm composting.
There are three motivations for NJ farmers to complete this course:
- new regulations require it for some operations
- you may be missing out on a business opportunity
- you can avoid long-run problems by implementing Best Management Practices now
This course comes to you from the Animal Science Program at Rutgers Cooperative Extension with help from the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education. You can go anywhere in this course any time you want by using the Toggles below on this page.
- Marketing Your Manure -- Know who's buying what and why in the compost market.
- Recipe for Quality Compost -- If you don't understand the science of composting, you just have a stinking pile of dung.
- Tasty Compost? -- At the end of process, is your compost up to snuff? Read and understand the report the connoisseurs consult.
- Composting Site Selection & Protecting the Environment -- The guidelines will make your operation more efficient and safe.
- Mortality Composting -- This module features Jean Bonhotal, our friend, colleague, and composting guru from Cornell.
- New Jersey Rules for Composters -- Know and follow these rules if you are composting manure in NJ.
- Exam -- If you want credit for completing the course, answering these questions will show your mastery of the compost pile.
Not interested in becoming NJ certified? Please take a moment to check out our other On-Farm Composting course that covers all you need to know!
This program is brought to you by: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Department of Animal Science and Office of Continuing Professional Education), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Copyright 2014.