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 two ½ day virtual sessions with extension specialists across the United States 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.
Advanced registration is required. Due to the highly interactive nature of this course, participation will be capped at 35 people. Registration closes November 8, 2022, so materials can be shipped on-time.
You will be given the option during checkout to register as an Individual or as a Group. If you select Group Registration, please follow these instructions to complete your checkout: Family/Group Instructions.
***Please note: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued after the course closes on Nov 8th, 2022.
December 8, 2022, 1 pm to 5 pm EST
December 9, 2022, 10 am to 2 pm EST
*must attend both half-day sessions of instruction for certificate
This training is being offered temporarily via remote delivery. Zoom connection information will be shared with registered participants prior to the training. Zoom does not require special software, but does have system requirements, which can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.
Please make sure that your system meets the requirements for Zoom meetings.
* Cost is $25 dollars, which includes shipping and all course materials. Resources will be shared with registered participants prior to the training.
For training questions, please contact Laura Strawn at Lstrawn@vt.edu.
This work was supported by Food Safety Outreach Program grants no. 2016-70020-25803, 2018-70020-28930, and 2020-70020-33024 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Laura Strawn at 714-450-0629 during business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.