Master Composter Program Resources

Dane County Extension offers periodic Master Composter Trainings to provide training for anyone who wishes to teach others about home composting, including backyard composting and vermicomposting. Participants need to attend both sessions to be certified as Master Composters to train others.

Master Composter Class activity

The program is designed specifically to provide basic knowledge, skills and tools for people who want to teach others about composting. Participants will then be asked to pledge to help organize and teach home composting or demonstration displays.  Currently, Extension is revamping the composting curriculum and we plan to offer the next training in the Fall of 2022. To receive updates on when the next training will be, please sign up for our composting email list. 

Below are some resources to assist local Master Composters in their educational trainings.

Resources for Master Composters

Master Composter Basics Presentation   PowerPoint presentation, An Introduction to Home Composting

Master Composter Home Study Guide

Master Composter volunteer hours form   To record hours of service in educational outreach for 2017

Making and Using Compost in the Garden    UW-Extension Publication

Publications on Bin Building  UW-Extension Publications

A Home Composting Display can be borrowed free of charge for use at public events by Master Composters.  Contact the Dane County Extension office at 608-224-3700 at least two weeks prior to when you wish to borrow the display.  Currently there are two displays that can be reserved on a first come, first served basis.


3- Panel Home Composting Display