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Jean Bonhotal

Director
Cornell Waste Management Institute
Soil and Crop Sciences Section
School of Integrative Plant Science
813 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-1187
cwmi@cornell.edu
cwmi.css.cornell.edu

Jean has worked at the Cornell Waste Management Institute in solid waste education for over 20 years, first working for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Broome County, then for the Cornell Waste Management Institute. Reducing, repurposing, recycling and composting solid and organic residuals to mine and redirect resources from our waste stream is a systematic way to manage our waste stream. 

She works on composting feedstock from food to manure to animal carcasses. Currently her time includes work on food scrap, manure and carcass & butcher waste composting education and research. Characterizing waste streams is important to be able to separate and determine value-added purposes for different residuals. Compost quality and consistency in the market place is also a high priority, as well as encouraging use to build healthy soils and redistribute nutrients. 

Previous experience includes working with different agencies including US Forest and National Park Service, US EPA, NYS DEC and the landscape and greenhouse industry.

She received an M.S. degree in Education and Communication from SUNY Binghamton in 1991, a B.S. in Biology from Utah State University in 1984 and an A.A.S. in Natural Resources from SUNY Morrisville.

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