March 16, 2016
Lynden, WA – The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires farm operators to monitor and potentially treat irrigation water to reduce water borne pathogens. Degraded water quality has resulted in the closure of commercial shellfish beds for which the cause is partially blamed on agricultural activities. These two facts underscore the important role that water quality, both upstream and downstream, plays in farming operations in western Washington.
This four-hour workshop will discuss water quality as it relates to horticultural operations and will include talks that cover: FSMA rules and regulations, water quality testing, mechanical and chemical filtration, downstream water quality impacts, and practices to maintain downstream water quality.
Lunch will be included in the price of registration ($20 early/$27 late).
More information can be found at: Water Talks
Early Registration Ends midnight on March 12, 2016.