MANCHESTER, Iowa — Is USDA GAP certification one of the goals for your farm for 2019? Maybe you just want to take the first step and get a food safety plan created for your farm? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has workshops available to help you reach your goals.
Teresa Wiemerslage, ISU Extension food safety specialist, will be leading two hands-on workshops in eastern Iowa where farms will create a customized food safety plan for their farm. Templates and sample logs will be provided, complete with language from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
These are work sessions so farmers should plan to bring a laptop to the workshop. Participants will leave with a draft of their farm safety plan. Cost for the workshop is $25 per farm.
Workshops are scheduled for Thursday, February 14th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Extension Office in Manchester and Tuesday, February 26th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Linn County Extension Office in Cedar Rapids.
Additional workshops may be scheduled in central or western Iowa depending on interest. To register please complete the web form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/8enyFxlhgKBhGlk63
For more information contact Teresa Wiemerslage, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-794-0599.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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