From the organizers:
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, and refreshments 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 Southwith 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
Billy Mitchell from the National Farmers Union
Please contact Billy Mitchell with any questions. (773)343-6053 or [email protected]
This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our impact, we routinely post events that we ourselves are not hosting. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact event organizers rather than ASAN.