California Good Agriculture Neighbors Workshop: The Produce-Livestock Interface Workshop

Upcoming Offerings

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Holtville, CA

Cost: FREE
Location: 1004 East Holton Rd, Desert Research & Extension Center, Holtville, CA 92250
Host: CDFA & UC Davis
Contact: Michael Payne, (530) 304-9306
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Sign-in is at 8:30am. Course hours are from 9am until 4pm. The workshop is free and has been subsidized by a grant from the California Department of Food & Agriculture. Lunch will be provided. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Stockton, CA

Cost: FREE
Location: 2101 E. Earhart Ave, Robert J Cabral Agricultural Center, Stockton, CA 95206
Host: CDFA & UC Davis
Contact: Michael Payne, (530) 304-9306
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Sign-in is at 8:30am. Course hours are from 9am until 4pm. The workshop is free and has been subsidized by a grant from the California Department of Food & Agriculture. Lunch will be provided. 

Course Information

Speakers

Rob Atwill, UC Davis Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
Hank Giclas, Western Growers
Gabriele Maier, UC Davis
Paul Moyer, Moyer’s Apple Products
Justin Oldfield, California Cattlemen’s Association
Steve Patton, California Department of Agriculture
Mr. Paul Sousa, Western United Dairymen
Trevor Suslow, Produce Marketing Association and UC Davis
Keith Warriner, University of Guelf

Who Should Attend

Fruit and vegetable growers, livestock owners, and others interested in learning about produce safety-livestock interface and co-management to promote food safety.

What to Expect

The trainers will spend the morning learning what laws, regulations, and practices already exist to protect food and environmental safety. The afternoon will be spent in various breakout groups examining how these practices can be leveraged.

Subjects to be covered include:

    • State and Federal produce safety laws and regulations
    • Relevant State and Federal livestock environmental laws and regulations
    • What has been learned from previous outbreaks
    • A review of relevant published and unpublished research
    • Exploration of how all farmers and ranchers can limit their liability

There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

Benefits of Attending

Attendees will gain a better understanding of how co-management of neighboring farms can further enhance food safety, reduce potential for fresh produce outbreaks, and limit liability for both growers and ranchers.

Costs to Attend

The workshop is free and has been subsidized by a grant from the California Department of Food & Agriculture. Lunch will be provided.

Additional Information

For more information about this workshop, please contact:

Michael Payne, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (UCD-WIFSS)
mpayne@ucdavis.edu  530-304-9306

Michele Jay-Russell, Western Center for Food Safety (UCD-WCFS)
mjay@ucdavis.edu

Natalie Krout-Greenberg, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Inspection Division
natalie.krout@cdfa.ca.gov