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Winter GAPs: On-farm food safety

Event information

Date

Add to Calendar 2020-11-19 09:00:00 2021-03-18 10:00:00 Winter GAPs: On-farm food safety Come hear from UMN Extension educators and farmers about how they have implemented Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on their farms. The training will be useful to any size fruit and vegetable operation, from community gardens to large commercial-scale operations. Agenda Meetings will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month from November 2020 to March 2021 (5 sessions). Annalisa Hultberg, Extension educator, will provide an overview and updates related to the topic, and then a farmer trainer will offer a deep–dive into their farm practices with tips and tricks about integrating food safety into their operations. Although we will discuss the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and help you understand how it applies to you, please note that this is not a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training and sessions are not focused on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. One attendee at each session will be entered to win a kit with handwashing stand materials for their farm! America/Chicago public

Time

Location

Webinar series

Contact

Katie Drewitz, Extension educator
wins0115@umn.edu or 320-255-6169

Come hear from UMN Extension educators and farmers about how they have implemented Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on their farms. The training will be useful to any size fruit and vegetable operation, from community gardens to large commercial-scale operations.

Agenda

Meetings will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month from November 2020 to March 2021 (5 sessions).

Annalisa Hultberg, Extension educator, will provide an overview and updates related to the topic, and then a farmer trainer will offer a deep–dive into their farm practices with tips and tricks about integrating food safety into their operations.

Although we will discuss the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and help you understand how it applies to you, please note that this is not a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training and sessions are not focused on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

One attendee at each session will be entered to win a kit with handwashing stand materials for their farm!

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required by the last session on March 18, 2021. Register for one or more sessions. You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar before each session.

Session topics

November 19

Topic: Water on the farm: testing, management, irrigation, wash water sanitation
Farmer trainer: Laura Frerichs, Loon Organics

December 17

Topic: Animals and food safety: wild and domestic critters and managing them
Farmer trainer: Noreen Thomas, Doubting Thomas Farms

January 21

Topic: Designing washing lines and packsheds for efficiency and sanitation
Farmer trainer: Joan Olson, Prairie Drifter Farm

February 18

Topic: Manure and soil amendments:
Farmer trainer: Jane Jewett, Willow Sedge Farm

March 18

Topic: GAP audits, FSMA inspections, recordkeeping and food safety plans
Farmer trainer: Rodrigo Cala, Cala Farm

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