RSWCD Animal Mortality Composting Certification Class

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
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Richland Soil and Water Conservation District Offers Required Animal Mortality Composting Certification

Mansfield, OH – Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) is hosting an Animal Mortality Composting Certification class on July 10, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 1495 W. Longview Ave Mansfield, Ohio. Before you compost dead livestock, you must obtain an Animal Mortality Composting Certification. The certification is a legal requirement per the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rule 901: 13: 1 – 13. The complete Rule is found at

The Certification presenter is Glen Arnold with the Hancock County Ohio State University Extension. Mr. Arnold has specialized in manure nutrient management since 2012. His work has involved subsurface swine manure applications into wheat, side dressing corn with liquid livestock manure on emerged corn and replacing commercial side dress nitrogen with liquid manure on emerged corn.

The cost to attend the Certification is $15.00 per person and includes a pizza dinner, a copy of Mr. Arnold’s material, and a certificate showing proof of certification. Reservations and payments are due by July 8. To register for the certification please send an email to or call 419.747.8687 with your name, organization name, phone number, email address and animal species. Make payment payable to Richland SWCD and mailed, or dropped off at the Richland SWCD office located at 1495 W. Longview Avenue, Suite 205B, Mansfield, OH 44906. Questions may be directed to Matt. 

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District develops, implements, and assists landowners, government agencies and our partners with a wide range of natural resource conservation programs. Programs and assistance of the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District are available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.