The 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop
Monday, April 22, 2019
Grand Wayne Center
Feed Sampling Workshop
2:00 - 5:30 pm (Harrison CD)
(Sponsored by Cumberland Valley Analytical Services and the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference)
Speaker: Charles Ramsey
Charles Ramsey is the founder of EnviroStat, Inc. He has a BA in Chemistry from the University of Denver and a MS in Environmental Science from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Ramsey is the technical consultant to AAFCO in support of the AAFCO sub-award to FDA grant 1U18FD004710-01, Building an Integrated Laboratory System to Advance the Safety of Food and Animal Feed, Preparing Food and Feed Laboratories for ISO 17025 Accreditation, Harmonized Policies and Procedures for Equivalency of Data.
Mr. Ramsey's experience includes seven years with the National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) of USEPA. While with the EPA, Mr. Ramsey provided sampling and statistical expertise on all major regulations including Department of Justice, FBI, State Attorney Generals, regional EPA offices, state environmental departments, and to industry through professional organizations.
Mr. Ramsey is involved with the development and review of regulations and guidance documents for sampling and statistics. He is a recognized expert in the areas of statistics and sampling and has served as an expert witness in several enforcement cases. He has given numerous presentations and courses on sampling, statistics and related topics at conferences and workshops.
Topics of the workshop include:
Foundation of representative sampling
The importance of randomness in sampling
How to determine sampling error
How to build confidence in test results
Discussion on sampling of common feed types
Hands-on activities on sampling