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A new program the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) allows farmers to receive vouchers from senior citizens who visit the Farmers Market. Through the SFMNP, Lowndes County residents ages 60 and older can apply for, receive, and use vouchers to purchase fresh produce at farmers markets. Before farmers accept those vouchers from shoppers, they must complete the training.

A second farmer training is also on the calendar to be held in Ft. Deposit. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Tuskegee Extension Program will hold another training for farmers on March 18, 2021; 9:00 a.m..– 4:00 p.m.; Harvest Time Ministries, 500 Airport Road, Ft. Deposit, Alabama 36032.

This second training is free to all farmers and will focus on produce safety grower training. The Produce Safety Grower Training Course will offer instruction on : worker health, hygiene and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water, post harvest handling and sanitation,and developing a farm food safety plan.

Lunch will be provided, therefore registration is requested. Anyone interested in attending should call 334.548.2315 or e-mail [email protected]
Register early to ensure seating is available.

Social distancing will be used. Masks are required to participate in all Extension programs.

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.

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