Workshop Instructor | State University of New York, Cobleskill
Bob Rynk is Professor at the State University of New York, Cobleskill campus. At SUNY Cobleskill, Bob teaches courses on composting, waste management, renewable energy and agricultural engineering. He also coordinates the Environmental and Energy Technology Bachelor’s degree program at SUNY Cobleskill. In a previous life, Bob was Senior Technical Editor for BioCycle magazine and Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Compost Science and Utilization.
Bob was the editor of the seminal On-Farm Composting Handbook, which remains one of the most useful publications on composting.
Workshop Time: Monday, January 24, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Workshop Title: Foundations of Composting
Workshop Description: This intensive and interactive one-day training will cover the basic concepts, practices and “how to’s” of commercial compost production. The course will provide a broad foundation for novice compost operators, managers and regulators and will refresh veteran composters on the underlying scientific principles. Subjects will include: Basic principles of composting, process insights, facility design and management, feedstock properties, qualities of compost, odor control, major processing methods, and an overview of markets for compost.