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MRLs & You: A Global Look at What Your Strategy Could Be
Grapegrowing Regulatory Breakout Session

CEUs: 1 – Sign up sheet on-site

Walk away with a working knowledge of the latest updates on how Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are being monitored and regulated in your backyard and abroad. Industry leaders will discuss how MRLs are set, regulatory updates, testing approaches and how to have a proactive approach while ensuring you still have a grape contract.

*Session receives 1 Integrated Pest Management CEU for Certified Crop Advisors and 1 hour for Pest Control Advisors. 

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Will Drayton
Treasury Wine Estates, California

Will Drayton is the Director of Technical Viticulture and Research Winemaking at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), one of the world’s largest wine companies. Will joined TWE in 2008 as a Viticulture Intern at Etude Winery and has held many positions within the viticulture and winemaking groups.

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Speakers:

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James Christie
Bryant Christie Inc., California

James Christie is the president and CEO of Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI). BCI helps companies and associations open, access, and expand international markets with a focus on the agriculture, food, and beverage sectors. BCI also provides regulatory intelligence information to exporters around the world though BCGlobal, a suite of online regulatory databases. BCGlobal offerings include pesticide and veterinary drug MRLs, contaminant limits, and food additive regulations.

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Wiley Hall
Safe Food Alliance, California

Wiley Hall is an environmental/analytical chemist with a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware and over 10 years of experience in the detection of toxic chemicals in foodstuffs and the environment. In past positions he has worked on detecting chemical weapon agents and toxic industrial chemicals in the environment, the formation and reactions of airborne particles in the atmosphere, and methods to prevent the release of methyl bromide following post-harvest fumigations of agricultural commodities.

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Brian Leahy
Consultant, California

Brian Leahy served as the Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation as an appointee in the Governor Brown Administration and as Assistant Director of the Department of Conservation in charge of the Division of Land Use Protection as an appointee in the Governor Schwarzenegger Administration. Before joining state service his roles included: Executive Director of California Certified Organic Farmers; Staff Attorney with Legal Aid of Nebraska; and owner/operator of Cherokee Ranch, a 900-acre organic rice farm.

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