Partly Cloudy
68°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Walnut farmer to talk composting

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Rock River Open Forum will sponsor a free discussion about on-farm composting and sustainability at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rock Falls Public Library, 1007 Seventh Ave.

Alan Dale, a farmer near Walnut who owns and operates Rare Earth Diversified Systems, will lead the discussion.

The company sells compost, which Dale also uses on his 2,500-acre grain farm.

Dale will show slides of his operation and discuss his 15 years in composting.

Representatives of Pfundstein Farms, a beef operation near Sterling, will talk about composting manure and bedding.

Find Rock River Open Forum on Facebook for more information.

National video



Reader Poll

The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
No, not interested