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16th Annual Western Food Safety Conference

May 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


A Virtual Event through Zoom

The Western Food Safety Conference brings together all levels of the agricultural workforce and support services to California’s Central Coast for two days of intensive training on the most current food safety issues and concerns for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Topics for 2021 Include:


  • Managing Food Safety Through Virtual Technology
  • Ag and Water
  • Today’s Environmental Assessment
  • Technology in Food Safety
  • Biological Soil Amendments
  • Updates and Guidance on the Produce Safety Rule
  • Balancing Food Safety and Sustainability and more

This Year Keynote Speakers

Tim York

CEO, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

Dennis Donohue 

Director of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology

The Western Food Safety Conference is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities participating in the virtual event.  Online activities are designed to be accessible, meeting the Rehabilitation Act’s standards (Section 508).  If a person with a disability is requesting reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the event, requests need to be sent to Clint Cowden, (831) 755-6702.  Requests for disability accommodations received three business days in advance of the event will be given priority, although an attempt to fulfill all requests will occur.


Questions: Contact  Clint Cowden

at (831) 755-6702 or ccowden@hartnell.edu.



May 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am
May 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


hartnell College Foundation


Marina, ca 93933 us
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