JEFFERSON CO., N.Y. — Farmers looking to sell their products to the public now have the opportunity to learn about the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). This is a two-part workshop presented February 7th and 8th. After completion, producers can apply for a certificate of attendance that proves the grower meets FSMA training requirements.
Topics include the foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information. In addition the workshops include introduction to produce safety, worker health, hygiene and training, soil amendments, wildlife, domesticated animals and land use, agricultural water, postharvest water, postharvest handling and sanitation. Day two, February 8th is devoted to developing a Farm Food Safety plan.
The cost of the registration is $50 for the required binder of materials and $35 for a certificate of attendance from the AFDO. Registration is free to the first 10 participants who also apply for a certificate of attendance. It is also free for Veteran Producers. Register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/. For more information call Remy Cline at 315-788-8450 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–CCE Jefferson County
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