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Rhonda Sherman

Rhonda Sherman is an Extension Solid Waste Specialist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Extension Specialist

Rhonda Sherman

rhonda sherman

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Events: Save
the Date!

NC State University's 15th Vermiculture Conference
31 July - 1 August 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina

Join us at the only annual conference about earthworm farming and mid-to-large-scale vermicomposting in the world. The 100+ attendees each year come from all over the U.S. and throughout the world (previous participants were from Belgium, Thailand, Australia, India, Greece, Guatemala, Argentina, Norway, Switzerland, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Philippines, Latvia, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Canada). Details about the conference are at: Workshops_worm conference

Compost Operations
Training Course
15-19 September 2014
NCSU, Raleigh, NC

Learn what it takes to run a successful composting facility through lectures from top experts, indoor and outdoor hands-on activities, and visits to composting operations. Details about the 5-day course are at U.S. Composting Council Training


Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, & Grass Clippings: Caution to Hay Producers, Livestock Owners, Farmers & Home Gardeners
(Davis, J. & Johnson, S. E., North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 7/09).  Certain herbicides can remain active in hay, straw, grass clippings, manure, and compost (very important information!).

NCSU's 15th
Vermiculture Conference
31 July - 1 August 2014

Click here for 2014 conference information

Extension Specialist

North Carolina State University
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Box 7625, Raleigh, NC 27695


(919) 515-6770
Office: 209 Weaver Labs Administration

Biographical Sketch: Rhonda Sherman is an extension specialist in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at NC State University, providing leadership for university outreach programs on solid waste management issues through the Cooperative Extension Service. She holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Urban/Regional Planning, and Environmental Resources Analysis with an emphasis in solid waste management.

Sherman gives ~40 presentations annually in various parts of the world, has developed and conducted countless training courses and workshops, and created a variety of publications and audiovisuals on solid waste management and sustainability issues. Rhonda provides education and technical assistance about vermicomposting, composting and recycling to North Carolina residents, and has been contacted by people throughout the United States and 98 countries who are seeking information on vermiculture. Since 2001, she has coordinated an annual conference on large-scale vermicomposting (the only annual training on this topic in the world). Rhonda co-founded the North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC) and is currently serving as President. She is formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Composting Council and a contributing editor to BioCycle Journal of Composting and Organics Recycling.

Click on the following for more information:

For Teachers:

Vermicomposting Leader's Guide: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum This is a curriculum for teachers, extension agents, and educators to use.


Training Events:

NCSU's 15th Vermiculture Conference 31 July - 1 August 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina

Compost Operations Training Course 15-19 September 2014, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina