The Colorado State University Extension is hosting its annual Ag Production Workshop on Tuesday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Dr., Delta.
When food safety issues impact the public, it makes headlines.
Farmers and farm communities can pay a huge price. The morning session of the workshop will look at the impact of the Rocky Ford melon listeria outbreak on local communities, followed by a discussion of how to access food safety risks on your farm.
Other talks will present an overview of federal food safety legislation and the newly implemented Cottage Food Industry law. The morning session will wrap up with the final report of the Olathe sweet corn processing feasibility study.
The afternoon session will focus on production issues for western Colorado farmers. Topics include managing onion diseases, corn and wheat insect update, and using cover crops to improve soil health. There is useful information for all vegetable, fruit and field crop growers.
The cost is $20 per person, and includes all sessions, lunch and workshop handouts. Register by March 1 to guarantee lunch.
Contact the Extension at (970) 244-1834 or visit http://wci.colostate.edu for more information or to register.blog comments powered by Disqus