About Us

How We Began

Morgan Composting is a family business that was started in 1996, by Brad Morgan and his father Dale. The Morgan’s began composting as a solution to a manure management problem on their 200-head dairy operation. Now the cows have been sold and just a composting operation remains.

Our Philosophy

We believe that there is no silver bullet, but if we can build layers of good practices, we can achieve healthy soils and healthy plants. This equals a healthy YOU! Our goal is your goal, so when a grower asks us “how do I get there?” we start at the beginning and ask where you’re starting from. With a well trained staff, along with an agronomist, to help recommend and implement a good, efficient plant specific program, we’ll get you THERE.

Research Involvement

  • Impact of Cover Crops, Compost, and Mulch on Cherry Tree Development and Yield –  G. Bird and N. Rothwell Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Northwest Horticultural Research Center, Mich. State Univ., Traverse City, MI.
  • Can Composts Help Manage Root-Lesion Nematodes in Potatoes?  – E. Cole and M. Quintanilla, Michigan State University



  • 2013 Green Leader Small Business Category
  • Michigan Land Steward Award
  • Michigan Food and Farming Systems Business of the Year
  • Certificate of Appreciation for working with the Montcalm Conservation District and NRCS on Larry Sackett’s Potato Composting Field Trial
  • Recipient of the MDARD Food and Agriculture Investment Fund Grant, 2018
  • Named one of the Top 50 Companies to Watch by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, 2020 
  • Justin Morgan, Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020, awarded by Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News
  • Recipient of the EGLE Recycling Market Development Grant, 2020
  • 2023 Environmentally-Sound Agriculture Hero Award

    Our Mission

    Morgan Composting strives to be a driving force in Agribusiness that promotes sustainable practices, and to be an innovated provider of economical & healthy soil products. Our mission, what MCI is about…is to strive for excellence in our service to customers, our community, and the environment.


    • Morality, ethics, and goodwill
    • Organic integrity and promotion
    • Respect, reliability, and recognition
    • Growing, growing, and growing!
    • Ability to be diverse in all growing sectors
    • New opportunities are constantly sought out
    • Sustainable and sound economical products

    Our Facility – Sears, MI

    Take a tour of our operations with our President, Brad Morgan, in this video: