2nd Annual Loader Safety and Maintenance Training

2nd Annual Loader Safety & Maintenance Training Course at the Caterpillar Plant in Clayton, NC!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 8-4pm


$85 for USCC Members and NCCC Supporters ($65 early bird special, ends November 3!)
$115 for non-members/non-supporters ($85 early bird special, ends November 3!)

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The NC Composting Council and the Caterpillar Global Training Team are teaming up to host this all-day training to learn how to operate and maintain small, compact, and skid steer loaders.

This course is a comprehensive, cost effective method of ensuring that loader operators receive the training necessary to meet industry standards. Trainees receive in-depth instruction on the design and safe use of small wheel, compact, and skid steer loaders; including hands-on section and tour of the factory.


Safety of personnel, site and machine
Walk-around inspections
Loader fundamentals
Operators compartment
Startup/Shut down procedures
Basic operating procedures based on industry requirements
Preventative maintenance of equipment
See the latest in CAT wheel loaders and skid steers


Small Wheel Loader | Compact Wheel Loader | Skid Steer Loader


3 groups rotating through Loader stations (safety, maintenance, optional hands-on opportunity at each)
2 morning stations, 1 afternoon station
Lunch and snacks will be provided
Optional factory tour (3-4pm)

All proceeds go to the nonprofit NC Composting Council! Discounts available for early registrations, US Composting Council members, and NC Composting Council Supporters.

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NC State’s 18th Annual Vermiculture Conference

Network and seek advice for success in a growing industry!

The only annual training in the world on commercial vermiculture, this event provides the tools you need to start or expand an earthworm or vermicompost production operation. At this conference there are ample opportunities to get answers to your questions from industry experts and other growers.

During this two-day conference, you will learn how to start or expand an earthworm or vermicompost production facility. Key issues for vermicomposting operations will be covered, such as earthworm husbandry, feedstocks, siting, equipment, permits, monitoring, harvesting, shipping, and marketing.

Although dairy manure is the leading feedstock used in large vermicomposting operations in the USA, an increasing number of facilities are processing food waste. Speakers at this conference will describe their experiences using each of these feedstocks. A researcher in Israel will share his work with vermicomposting spent mushroom waste, and an entrepreneur will describe the three dozen large vermicomposting operations he has set up in communities in Mexico. Another speaker will share her findings on a recent tour of vermicomposting facilities in Cuba and the United States. Additional topics are on the Agenda page of the conference website.

Registration is now open for 18th Vermiculture Conference, October 26-27. Click here: