Building Your Own Farm's Food Safety Manual Workshop

This program is a one-day workshop to help growers develop their own food safety manuals. It is targeted to fresh fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse. The workshop is conducted using computers (one laptop is provided for in-house use per farm if necessary, limited laptops available) to access a web-based food safety manual development program. The workshop is limited to 20 farms on a first come, first serve basis. Each farmer may bring an additional person if computer assistance is needed.

The workshop was developed and is presented by the University of Florida, Small Farms Academy Extension Agents, and is partially supported by a grant through the Florida Specialty Crops Block Grant program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service.

The registration fee is $35 for the first person representing a farm and $15 for an additional attendee from that farm.

This class does not fulfill in the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirement for one-time training.

Organizers are in the process of arranging various locations in Florida to offer this workshop. The following dates and locations are planned for 2017:

October 5th UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County,
3098 Airport Rd., Crestview, FL 32539
Sabrina Farr, s.farr@ufl.edu (850)482-9620
Flyer: http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar/2017_1005_Food Safety Manual_Crestview.pdf
October 11th Indian River REC, Ft. Pierce, FL.
Ed Skvarch, eask@ufl.edu (772)462-1660
Flyer: http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar/2017_1011_BuildingYour OwnFarm'sFoodSafetyManual.pdf
Registration link: https://www.st-lucie-county-extension.eventbrite.com

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For further information about this program, please call (386)362-1725.