The University of Arizona is holding a food safety conference Jan. 11 in Yuma, with a focus on desert-grown produce.
The event will bring together more than 100 agriculture and food professionals, growers and other community members. Organizer and UA extension agent Paula Rivadeneira said the discussions will be tailored to regional concerns.
“We have a really interesting situation that we have produce growing in the desert. And so we have some things about our agriculture that are a little bit different from other places across the country," Rivadeneira said.