The Role of Birds on the Farm Course: Lesson 6 - Co-Existing With Birds and Making Farms Safe
Presenters: Dr. Olivia Smith - Michigan State University Rachael Long - UCANR & Jo Ann Baumgartner - WFA
Start Time is 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
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Upon successfully completing this lesson, participants will be able to:
- Explain livestock situations that are bigger or smaller risks of being sources of pathogens for birds, which could then be deposited on food.
- Give reasons why birds are likely to be a lower food safety risk when farms are in areas with abundant natural habitat.
- Evaluate farm situations (telephone wires, etc.) where birds are more likely to cause contamination.
- Share reasons why habitats like hedgerows do not have a greater risk of food borne pathogens than the crop itself.
Photograph by Olivia Smith