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20th Annual Vermiculture Conference

October 26 - October 27

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The Vermiculture Conference features a field trip to NC State's Compost Learning Lab.

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. At this conference, there will be ample opportunities to get answers to your questions from industry experts and other growers. During this two-day conference, participants learn how to start or expand an earthworm or vermicompost production facility. Key issues for vermicomposting operations are covered, such as earthworm husbandry, feedstocks, equipment, permits, monitoring, harvesting, and selling your products. You will also understand how vermicompost affects plant growth and suppresses plant pests and diseases. Selling vermicompost products is another important topic discussed at the conference. Some people are so focused on setting up worm bins and getting their earthworm population growing that marketing products are an afterthought. Therefore, developing diverse markets is explained and emphasized during the conference. At least 100 people attend each year from all over the United States and throughout the globe. Past participants have come from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Latvia, Mexico, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, United States, and Zimbabwe.

Read more at: https://composting.ces.ncsu.edu/vermiculture-conference/

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Start
October 26
End
October 27
Website
https://composting.ces.ncsu.edu/vermiculture-conference/
Location
Hunt Library (Duke Energy Hall)
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

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Organizer
Rhonda Sherman
Phone
919.515.6770
Email
sherman@ncsu.edu