Thursday, May 11, 2023

9:00 am to Noon

This program is approved for 3.0 Professional Development Hours for Certified Compost Operations Managers and Composting Professionals.  For more info about the USCC Professional Credential Program, click HERE.

OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING: The training will cover the fundamentals of composting and how to practice those fundamentals at a commercial-scale composting facility. The attendees will be provided with composting fundamentals certificate.


A half-day-long training will be provided. Registration includes lunch, training, event certificate, and facility tour.  Registration is limited to the first 40 people, so register today to ensure a place.
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Registration rates:

  • $40.00 for Florida Composting Council members 
  • $50.00 per participant for non-members

Direction to the training site?
Florida Crystals Agricultural Composting Facility is at 32298 Hatton Hwy, Pahokee, FL 33476.
For location on the map, click on: Florida Crystals Agricultural Composting Facility at Osceola Farm


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Dr. Monica Hampton is well-known in agriculture. She has been called Florida’s “Compost Queen” through her research and workshops on compost utilization through UF/IFAS and the US Composting Council.  She is the founder and CEO of TerraNutri, LLC., a consulting company specializing in research and development in agriculture/compost and composting. You can contact her at Hampton

Dr. Shiva Ahrens is a Principal Research Scientist at Florida Crystals. She got her Ph.D. in Soil Biogeochemistry from Indiana University. She joined Florida Crystals in 2017 and has overseen the ‘Plant Nutrition Program’ in Research and Development Department. She has managed Florida Crystal’s compost project since 2018. The large-scale agricultural composting facility started its operations at the beginning of 2022. Shive became a Certified Compost Operations Manager™ (CCOM) in 2021. You can find her contact information below:
LinkedIn: Shiva Ahrens

Chris Snow is the Vice President of Corporate Operations at Veransa and FLCC Board Chair and Chapter Director. Chris has over 30 years of municipal solid waste management experience in the areas of organics recycling, solid waste collection and recycling programs, disaster debris management, and capital projects planning and construction management. Chris has an undergraduate degree in Resource Management, and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  Chris also serves on the board of Recycle Florida Today, Inc. as treasurer and the board of trustees for the Recycle Florida Today Foundation, Inc.

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Cancellation policy:  For cancellations, please contact Florida Composting Council (FLCC) to request a refund. Refunds are allow up to seven (7) days prior to the event. Within seven (7) days of the event, substitutions are allowed, but no refunds will be granted. The FLCC must be notified of substitutions by emailing

Event Waiver

In consideration for being allowed to participate in this Event/Tour/Conference/Training (collectively "Event"), I release from liability and waive my right to sue the Florida Composting Council, Recycle Florida Today, Inc., Recycle Florida Today Foundation, Inc., and or Florida Crystals, their employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “Parties”) from any and all claims, including claims of the Parties negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in this Event, travel to and from the Event (including air travel), or any events incidental to this Event.

I am voluntarily participating in this Event. I understand that there are risks associated with my participation in this Event, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the Event location (s) or facility (ies). Nonetheless, I assume all risks of my participation in this Event, whether known or unknown to me, including travel to and from the Event (including air travel) or any events incidental to this Event.

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