Agriculture Workshop Teaches Food Safety, Disease and Insect Control
KREX News Room
When food safety issues impact the public, farm communities can pay a huge price. So every year, Colorado State University Extension offers an agriculture workshop to prevent foreseeable problems with crops.
At the Uncompaghre Valley Agriculture Workshop, locals learned about the latest technology and improvements that are being made in the industry, as well as harmful trends to watch out for.
Officials say everyone is vulnerable to diseases and dangerous bacteria, no matter how seasoned the grower.
"We have to pass on, or extend, the knowledge gained from experts and research to the growers," explained Bob Hammon, an area extension agent with the Dry River Area Extension. The program is apart of Colorado State University and Hammon's specialty is entomology and agronomy.
The morning session covered food safety. The afternoon portion covered disease, insects and soils unique to Western Colorado.
This year's workshop was held at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta. Next year's event will be in Fruita.
For more information, contact Hammon at 244-1838.