Compost Uses and Markets
Compost Uses and Markets: Step It Up a Notch
Organic agriculture and organic home gardening represent growing markets for compost and compost products. However, there are specific parameters for the production of compost for use in certified organic agriculture. The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is an internationally-recognized independent organization that evaluates inputs used in organic agriculturefor compliance under the USDA National Organic Program regulations.
In this presentation, attendees will learn about the regulatory requirements that compost must meet in order to be allowed for use on certified organic farms. Attendees will also learn how OMRI can provide the marketing tools for composts that are needed to ensure compliance and enter the organic market.