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Technology Use in Agriculture

Purpose: Conduct a comparative analysis of distributed ledger technology (blockchain) to achieve success in better defining a problem of practice for small farms and ranches with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Proposed Deliverables: Determine potential effectiveness and efficiency of small farms compliance with FSMA requirements

Benefits to students: Learn about food systems and safety initiatives and the role of technology in these efforts. Gain a better understanding of food systems and technology.

Benefits to community: Local benefits include strengthening the local economy, improving corporate and public relations, creating awareness of challenges in economically distressed areas, and helping create better intersections in the regional/national food system.

Outcomes: See attached documents. Information was used as supporting evidence in USDA grants focusing on better understanding of various uses of technology such as distributed ledger technology in agriculture.

Extension County Director: Dr. Trevor Lane, Assistant Professor and Director

Community & Economic Development

WSU Ferry County Extension Office

Courthouse, 350 E. Delaware Ave. #9, Republic, WA 99166

Course Faculty: Dr. Lee Daffin, Psychology