Good Agricultural Practices Workshop

November 5,2009

Sheraton Hotel Portland Oregon

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7:45         Registration

8:15         Welcome

8:30        Produce Food Safety Update

Dr. David Gombas, Senior Vice-President, Food Safety and Technology, United Fresh

Legal Perspectives on Food Safety

Drew Falkenstein, Attorney, Marler Clark, LLP PS

9:45       Break

10:00    Produce Food Safety Issues

Dr. Karen Killinger, Assistant Professor, Washington State University

Farm to Retail Perspectives and Panel Discussion

Grower                                   Kenneth Kimes, New Natives Farm, Aptos, CA

Handler                                 Will Daniels, Vice President of Quality & Food Safety, Earthbound Farms

Distributor                             David Amorose, Director of Purchasing, Organically Grown Company

Farmers Market                   Ann Forsthoefel, Director, Portland Farmers Market

Retailer                                 Chris Harris, Produce Merchandiser/Local Buyer, New Seasons Market

12:00     Lunch Provided On-Site

1:00       Manure Management Practices

Speaker, To Be Announced, Oregon State University or Washington State University

Water Quality Practices

Andy Bary, Senior Scientific Assistant, Washington State University

Worker Health and Hygiene

B. Susie Craig, Area Faculty, Washington State University

2:30       Break

2:45       Food Safety in Harvesting, Transportation, and Storage

Dr. Richard Dougherty, Professor, Washington State University

3:15        Program Evaluation

3:30        Bringing It All Together: Panel Discussion

4:30        Adjourn

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