Practical Food Safety for Produce Farms: planning your farm with food safety in mindUVM Extension New Farmer Project Webinar-- February 10, 12:00 p.m.
(There will also be a workshop on this topic at RAFFL's Farmer Resource Fair on March 22) Consumer concern about food safety and food borne illnesses as they relate to fresh, whole produce has increased greatly in the last five years. Many farmers are left wondering how much these concerns apply to their farming operation. Ginger Nickerson, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Outreach Coordinator at UVM’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Hans Estrin, UVM Extension Farm to School Coordinator, will provide an overview of why new farmers should be thinking about food safety, issues to consider as you plan your operation for the long term, and whether you need to undergo a GAPs Audit or not. Hans Estrin will also be able to answer specific questions about selling to schools or hospitals.
Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. To participate, please go to http://tinyurl.com/UVMExt-FarmFoodSafety at about 11:45 a.m Eastern time on February 10, 2011. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Mary Peabody know by February 5 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in Vt.) or email@example.com so we may assist you.
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