Food Safety and Manure Application

This webinar highlights three experts across the U.S. share federal guidelines related to use of animal manures for food production, and practices that promote food safety while using animal manures. This presentation was originally broadcast on March 19, 2021.

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Persistence of Pathogens in Soils Amended with Manure

Manan Sharma, Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory, USDA-ARS (15 minutes)

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Multistate Study of Human Foodborne Pathogens in Untreated Poultry Litter and Cattle Manure

Michele Jay-Russell, Western Center for Food Safety, UC Davis (14 minutes)
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Safely Utilizing Animal Manure and Compost on Small Produce Farms: a Montana Perspective​

Tommy Bass, Montana State University (14 minutes)

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Questions and Answers From the Audience

All presenters (17 minutes)

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Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)

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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

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