COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fruit and vegetable growers interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety are encouraged to attend a grower food safety training course by the Produce Safety Alliance. The course is being held Tuesday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seminary Hill Farm at the Methodist Theological School, 3081 Columbus Pike, in Delaware.
This course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule training requirement. Topics will cover: 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.
There will be time for questions and discussion, so come prepared to share your experiences and produce safety questions.
- Eric Pawlowski, OEFFA Sustainable Agriculture Educator
- Don Stoeckel, Produce Safety Alliance Midwest Regional Extension Associate
- Matt Fout, Ohio Department of Agriculture Outreach and Compliance Lead
- Ashley Shreve, Ohio Department of Agriculture Outreach Specialist
Cost and Registration: This training is offered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture at no cost to Ohio residents, but pre-registration is required. Bring $6 cash for lunch at the MTSO cafeteria, or plan to provide your own lunch. To register, click here. For questions, contact Matt Fout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must be present for the entire course to be eligible for a certificate of attendance.
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— Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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