Farmers, pest control advisors, and applicators interested in pesticide spraying safety can attend the 6th annual Spray Safe event Feb. 4 in Bakersfield, Calif. at the Kern County fairgrounds.

Speakers from the Kern County Ag Commissioner, Western Growers, and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will discuss the Spray Safe program and its objective to protect farm workers and the public from pesticide exposure.

The meeting will also include circuit presentations on a number of safety issues and is available in English and Spanish. 

“Spray Safe has most definitely been a factor in the improved record of Kern County agriculture,” said Kern County Ag Commissioner Ruben Arroyo. “Since this program was implemented there has been more focus on safety and the result is a marked reduction in drift incidents.”

The Spray Safe program was started in Kern County and created by a group of Kern County farmers to reduce spray drift, enhance worker safety, and protect public health through effective communications.

The 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. event is free of charge and includes lunch.

For more information, contact David Gustafson at (661) 758-6070.