Livestock Have Pandemics Too

Historically, animal health officials in the western states responding to invasive foreign animal diseases (FAD) such as high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have reported that disease control efforts are significantly hampered by industry’s lack of preparation. Specifically, animal and poultry rearing and processing operations cannot support regulatory goals because they simply can’t quickly implement enhanced biosecurity plans and cooperate in monitoring and reporting programs.

WIFSS Remote Delivery Produce Safety Alliance Training for CA Specialty Crop Growers

WIFSS is set to offer one of the first remote deliveries of the official PSA Grower training course for specialty crop growers in California. The course is scheduled to be delivered on Thursday, May 14, 2020 via Zoom webinar, and will be co-taught by David Goldenberg of WIFSS, Michele Jay-Russell of WCFS, and Donna Clements of PSA.

CalOES State Training Partners (STP) meeting

Dr. Bennie Osburn, Heather Johnson, and David Goldenberg from @WIFSS attended the CalOES State Training Partners (STP) meeting held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the California’s Governor’s Office of Emergency Services in Mather, CA. The meeting was hosted by Jim Ayre and Adam Sutkus, both from CalOES. Alex Cabassa, the Assistant Director, Cal OES…