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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

Agenda:

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

 

Instructors:

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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