WICHITA, Kan. — In April, a food produce safety workshop was held in Wichita to train growers on the importance of food safety. Nearly 30, Wichita area growers completed the eight-hour training and received their certificates of completion. Part of trained growers that completed the training grow for Donna or other farmers markets in the area! A second training was held in August in Bonner Springs.
Kansas Farmers Union has participated the last three years, with National Farmers Union in the Local Food Safety Collaborative to deliver educational activities to meet the requirements for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
This summer fifteen farms have been featured in the training activities that start with tours of local farms and include educational opportunities and ideas that can be incorporated into attendee’s farms.
This October 24th event is the fifth and final produce safety tour/activity for Summer 2019.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the tour and evening activities. Respond to Mary Howell 785-562-8726 or email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
1:30 pm – Victory Farms, Maize, KS
2:45 pm – Strong Roots Healthy Farming, Valley Center
4:00 pm – Legacy GardenWorks, Wichita
5:30 pm – Common Ground Mobile Market
Learn more about the participating farms over on the Facebook Event Page!
— Kansas Farmers Union
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