Photo courtesy of Joanne McEntire
In 2010, master composters formed an association of volunteers whose purpose is to provide a structure for the support and maintenance of the Master Composter education program and its graduates. The name of the organization is Bernco Master Composter Association. At the meeting, we approved bylaws and elected a board of directors. In October 20, 2011, we were granted 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. We are a nonprofit corporation and donations to the association are tax-deductible.
Current board members are:
John Zarola, President
Wynette Richards, Vice President
Jana Hazelbaker, Secretary
Bill Bailey, Treasurer
Pat Barger, Immediate Past President
We are affiliated with the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service and New Mexico State University College of Agriculture. Our advisor is Bernalillo Extension Horticulture Agent, Sara Moran-Duran.
Here is a link to the Bylaws of Bernalillo County Master Composter Association.
Here is a link to the history of our program.
If you'd like to support the association with a financial contribution or by designating us as your charity in the Amazon Smile program, please see Donations.
If you are a member of the Association and would like to pay your dues, you can do so on our Composter Association Dues page.
NMSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator, NMSU and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the classes, please contact us in advance.