All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone


7:00 AM          Registration and Exhibitor Showcase Open          Lobby Area 




7:45 AM          Welcome                                                               Joe Hudyncia


8:00 AM          Opening Remarks                                                 Dr. Richard Bonanno


8:15 AM          Technical Presentations - Session Five                 General Session - Room 302

  • Equine Mortality Testing in the Upper Midwest - Hannah Lochner

  • Using Composting as a Tool to Manage Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) Contamination in Livestock Mortalities - Mark King

  • Soil Quality Under Catastrophic Mortality Compost Windrows - Jean Bonhotal

  • Swine Carcass Characterization Under Desiccation - Dr. Brett Ramirez

8:15 AM          Technical Presentations - Session Six                   Breakout Session - Room 301

  • APHIS' Farm Bill (NADPRP) - Projects to Enhance Depopulation and Carcass Disposal Capabilities for Animal Disease Emergency Response - Julie Walling, Melinda Springer Bone, and Rob Miknis

  • Epidemiology and How it Relates to Disposal-Dr. Doris Olander

  • Building Capacity of Livestock Compost SMEs - Ken Powell and Dr. Sara McReynolds

  • Biosecurity Testing of Horizontal Grinders - Paul Lemieux

10:00 AM        Break and Exhibitor Showcase


10:20 AM        International Panel-Symposium Participants        General Session - Room 302

11:40 AM        Exercise Preparation                                             General Session - Room 302


12:00 PM        Depart to Demonstration Site                               Depart from RCC Entrance


12:45 PM        Lunch at Demonstration Site                                NC State University Lake Wheeler Center


1:15 PM          Concept and Equipment Demonstrations             NC State University Lake Wheeler Center

  • Above Ground Burial

  • Static Pile versus Aerated Static Pile Composting

  • Vertical Mixer/Grinder

  • Compost Windrow Turning

  • Alkaline Hydrolysis

  • Compost Feedstocks

  • Soil Pit/Soil Profile

  • Drone Operations

  • Depopulation Tools

  • Incinerator

  • Decontamination

  • Student Research


5:45 PM          Shuttles Depart to North Carolina State Fairgrounds   NC State University Lake Wheeler Center


6:15 PM          Dinner at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds     Tobacco Pavilion


7:30 PM          Shuttles Depart to Raleigh Convention Center      North Carolina State Fairgrounds


8:00 PM          Free Evening