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Produce Safety Workshop

  • Georgia Organics 200 Ottley Drive Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30324 United States (map)

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), in partnership with the National Farmers Union, is proud to offer workshops across the country to help familiarize young and beginning farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). When FSMA goes into effect in 2018, all fruit and vegetable producers will be subject to Produce Safety Rule (PSR) regulations. 

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 PSR training such as this one. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records related to their exemption, which will be covered as part of this workshop. And, regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm! NYFC is happy to be able to subsidize this workshop for young and beginning farmers. Snacks, lunch, and beverages will be provided.

AT THIS WORKSHOP

  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

SNACKS, LUNCH, AND DRINKS PROVIDED.

TO REGISTER, VISIT http://bit.ly/2qyuJGp