Workshop Session: Saturday II
Pesticide drift incidents reached all-time highs in 2019, impacting conventional and organic growers alike. While dicamba is the worst offender, fungicides and other chemicals can have unintentional effects on neighboring fields, homes, and people. Hear from Pesticide Action Network-affiliated farmers on how they’ve coped with chemical incursions and worked with their neighbors to help control the risk of pesticide drift.
Denise O’Brien grows organic fruits and vegetables for CSA and restaurants and grocery stores in Omaha and Des Moines. She chairs the board of Pesticide Action Network.
Carmen Black is a beginning vegetable and sheep farmer from Iowa who has been an organizer with Pesticide Action Network during the winter months since 2016.