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2 Day White Oak Pastures FSMA Food Safety Training
April 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm$35
The National Farmers Union (NFU), Deep South Food Alliance, Alabama Extension, Florida Organic Growers, The National Young Farmers Coalition, and White Oak Pastures are offering a 1.5 day FSMA Produce Safety Workshop for fruit and vegetable growers on Monday, April 8th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, April 9th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at White Oak Pastures. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 am on the first day and the workshop begins promptly at 9 am.
Cost is $35/participant. Cost includes breakfast, lunch, snacks andrefreshments both days and participants will receive a certificate that will help them meet the requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
Limited travel stipends are available.
This 1.5 day workshop will be taught by instructors from around the South with experience working with small and medium size vegetable growers. Along with the traditional Produce Safety Alliance training, both days will feature farm tours of the compost operation, the organic vegetable farm, and the livestock production areas.
By law, all non-exempt farms will be required to have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) training such as this one. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records, which will be covered in this workshop. And, regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm! This workshop alone is valued at $135. The National Young Farmers Coalition is happy to be able to subsidize this workshop.
There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
This training will be taught by Kristin Woods of Alabama Extension, Andrew Williams and Darrell McGuire of the Deep South Food Alliance, Maggie Kaiser from the National Young Farmers Coalition, the staff of White Oak Pastures, staff of Florida Organic Growers, and Billy Mitchell from the National Farmers Union.
Please contact Billy Mitchell with any questions. (773)343-6053 or email@example.com,