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Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Irrigation Water On-Farm

Fruit and vegetable growers are continually assessing their operations to determine where they can limit risk and increase productivity.  As a result, many have expressed interest in learning more about how on-farm preharvest water treatment systems work and how they may fit within their current setup. Come for a day-long course with Safe Produce Indiana and Purdue Extension – Porter County to learn about different approaches to treating water on-farm; how to implement these systems to meet requirements of the Produce Safety Rule; and how to verify that the system is operating as intended.


When: September 16, 2022 (Check-in starts at 8:30 and the course will end by 4:30)

Where: Pinney Purdue Ag Center

Register: XXX

*Lunch will be provided by Purdue Extension - Porter County


Time Activity
9:00-9:15 Welcome and introductions
9:15-10:00 Module 1: Agricultural Water Treatment and FSMA
10:00-11:00 Module 2: Agricultural Water Treatment Tools
11:00-12:00 Developing On-farm Agricultural Water Treatment Programs
12:00-12:30 Lunch Provided by Purdue Extension – Porter County
12:30-1:30 Implementing Agricultural Water Treatment on the Farm
1:30-4:30 Hands-on demonstrations and activities



Scott Monroe, Food Safety Educator for Purdue Extension

Amanda Deering, Associate Professor for Purdue Dept. of Food Science

Tari Gary, Extension Coordinator for Purdue Dept. of Food Science

 ***For additional information of if accommodations are required, contact Nikky Witkowski at (219) 465-3555

This work was supported by Food Safety Outreach Program grant no. 2016-70020-25803 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Purdue University College of Agriculture AgSEED program.

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