Water, Water Everywhere! Agricultural Water Risk Assessment and Best Practices
June 17 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$20.00
This session will focus on water! Without water there would be no fresh produce. At the same time,
pathogens are easily spread through water use. Knowing how to assess and manage this vital resource
is critical to reducing produce safety risks.
We will conduct a water system assessment and discuss water quality requirements, including potential
sources of contamination and practical strategies to reduce risks. We will discuss how to maintain
and monitor water quality and review water testing and treatment options, demonstrate taking a
water sample, and learn about different irrigation systems. We will hear from irrigation expert David
Giusti. This workshop is useful for established farmers and valuable for beginning farmers looking to
make food-safety compliant choices.