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NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA NC Fresh Produce Safety 1 week away
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Description:

Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Preharvest Agricultural 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 Extension specialists and produce regulatory staff in North Carolina to gain exposure to 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.

Cost & Registration
$50 registration fee includes all course resources as well as morning and afternoon
snacks and lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Gunter (cgunter@ncsu.edu), Chip Simmons (odsimmon@ncsu.edu; 919-414-5632), Elena Rogers (elena_rogers@ncsu.edu; 828-352-2519), or Lynette Johnston (lmkleman@ncsu.edu).

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Agenda
Welcome and Introductions
The Why, What, and How of this Curriculum?
Module 1: Agricultural Water Treatment and FSMA
Module 2: Agricultural Water Treatment Tools
LUNCH
Module 3: Developing On-Farm Agricultural Water Treatment Programs
Module 4: Implementing Agricultural Water Treatment on the Farm
Group Session: Identifying Challenges and Approaches for this Training and Associated Resources

Instructors

Chris Gunter
Professor
Extension Specialist
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
cgunter@ncsu.edu

Chip Simmons
Area Specialized Agent – Food Safety
Fresh Produce Safety – Eastern NC
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
odsimmon@ncsu.edu

Elena Rogers
Area Specialized Agent – Food Safety
Fresh Produce Safety – Western NC
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
emtoro@ncsu.edu

Lynette Johnston
Food Safety Area Specialized Agent
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
lmkleman@ncsu.edu

Mar 3 Tue