Vermicomposting for Manure Management

Solve Your Manure Problems with Earthworms

If managing manure is becoming challenging or expensive (or both!), consider recycling it through a simple process called vermicomposting.

The Michigan Soilworks CFT is perfect for operations like horse, cattle, and other livestock farms that produce large amounts of organic waste.

CFTs (Continuous Flow Through Systems) are the most efficient form of  vermicomposting.  The worms are fed via a thin top layer of precomposted manure. After 60 days, beautiful dark brown vermicompost, or worm castings, are harvested from the bottom via our proprietary mechanized system.

Not only will you save on waste management costs, but the byproduct is a highly-valuable fertilizer and soil amendment that you can sell or use in your own operation.

Contact Us

If your farm is producing large amounts of manure or organic waste, we would love to discuss the best solution for your situation.

Contact Dan at

Or Call 248-938-9311

  • Easy Harvesting

    Easy Harvesting

    Stainless steel cutting bar and proprietary rail guide system for easy harvesting

  • Motorized Drivetrain

    Motorized Drivetrain

    Reversible high torque motor cuts in both directions. Standard on larger models

  • Modular Design

    Modular Design

    Expand as your operation grows

  • Premium Worm Castings

    Premium Worm Castings

    Vermicompost with the highest biological activity

  • Production Efficiency

    Production Efficiency

    Continuous flow vermicomposting systems are the most efficient form of worm castings production

Your Manure Can Make You Money

If you are using a Michigan SoilWorks CFT, your manure is an asset, not a liability.

Vermicompost is up to 20x more valuable than compost and is gaining awareness as a highly potent organic fertilizer that can replace synthetic, soil-depleting fertilizers.

A New Continuous Flow-Through Vermicomposter

Introducing a vermicomposting system with the ultimate in durability, performance and value.  Its innovative modular design expands to grow with your business over time.  Premium engineered materials and computer-aided manufacturing add up to years of trouble-free service. Increase productivity and quality with less labor!

The Michigan SoilWorks CFT

  • Processes virtually all organic materials including animal manure, food waste, landscape debris, and paper/pulp byproducts.
  • Effectively isolates waste and other feedstock materials from the environment, avoiding impact to soil, water and air quality.
  • Yields high-quality vermicompost from most feedstocks in about 45-60 days.

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Modular Design
Precision Engineered

Modular Design

Start with a single 8-ft base unit and grow from there. Add additional modules to increase your capacity when you want. 

Your initial investment is completely upgradable in the future.

Precision Engineered

Engineered for performance and durability, using 3D CAD modeling, FEA (finite element analysis), plasma cutting, computer-aided machining, and rigorous field testing.

Engineered Materials and Components

  • Polypropylene walls are impervious to moisture and will never decay
  • Stainless steel cutter bar, cable, and fasteners
  • Low-friction guide rail made of HDPE
  • 3D-printed control armitures
  • Motorized reversible drive system for cutting in both directions
  • High-torque 110V DC gear motor
  • Integrated limit switches to stop the cutter at both ends

Why Continuous Flow?

  • faster cycle time from input to end product
  • greatest reduction of volume
  • highest microbial activity for soil health
  • minimum labor
  • no unsightly piles or windrows
  • superior odor management

Every Michigan SoilWorks CFT Comes With

System Design Proposal

System Design Proposal

3D model, plans, materials list, and specifications

Palletized Parts

Palletized Parts

Your setup will arrive carefully packed and shipped

Detailed Assembly Instructions

Detailed Assembly Instructions

Clear, concise directions eliminate confusion in the assembly process

Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

Standardized best-practices lead you from start-up through routine weekly harvests

Unlimited Technical Support

Unlimited Technical Support

We stand by our product – we’re never more than a phone call away


1 module   8 ft (2.4 m)   5 cu.ft/wk (140 l)   

$4,995 Manual Drive

$6,495 Motor Drive

2 modules   16 ft (4.9 m)   10 cu.ft/wk (280 l)

$7,895 Manual Drive

$9,395 Motor Drive

3 modules   24 ft (7.3 m)   15 cu.ft/wk (425 l)

$12,395 Motor Drive Included

4 modules   32 ft (9.8 m)   20 cu.ft/wk (566 l)

$15,395 Motor Drive Included

5 modules   40 ft (12.2 m)   25 cu.ft/wk (708 l)

$18,395 Motor Drive Included

Do You Need Multiple Units?

E-mail or Call for proposal

Your Consultation

If you feel your project may need additional consulting assistance, please contact me to determine how I can support you.  I will be happy to prepare a project proposal that includes a detailed scope of services, a not-to exceed budget, and a schedule for completion.

For larger projects involving more than vermicomposting, I am happy to work with your lead contractor as a sub-contractor. As a project team member, I will contribute to your project’s success, from initial proposal writing to final report preparation and client presentations.

About Michigan SoilWorks

Dan Lonowski

Dan Lonowski


Dan Lonowski is the owner of Michigan SoilWorks, an Ag-Tech startup bringing innovative solutions to the vermicomposting industry.

Seeing the vermicomposting industry’s need for a modern, reliable and modular CFT reactor, he set out to build the ideal system for medium-to-large scale operations. His products are differentiated from other existing machines on the market by use of engineered materials and automated manufacturing processes.

“The company’s mission is simple: to help vermicompost operators grow their business by providing equipment that produces labor and contributes to sustainability.”

Dan comes from a background in automotive design, engineering and manufacturing. In his most recent role as head of technology for a global automotive supplier, he led a team of senior engineers innovating for new products that can be found today in cars and trucks around the world. He holds a number of patents granted and pending.

Dan’s partner in business and life is his wife Brenda, with a background in environmental consulting. When not working on new projects, they enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking, gardening and Detroit Lions football!

You can contact Dan at or call him at 248-938-9311