Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Develop a Food Safety Plan

Food Safety Plan Workshop

“Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual”

October 21st, 2011

West Central Florida Ag Center, Bushnell, FL

If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one day workshop is for you! Most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some level of food safety program from each farm before they buy. Even smaller operations selling directly to consumers may be advised to develop a manual for their farm. This issue will become even more important in the future.

The University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service is offering a one day workshop to help growers actually develop their own food safety manuals. When you complete this one day workshop, you will have a printed copy of your own manual.

The classes will be done on a computer (one laptop provided per farm if needed) and will be limited to 20 farms, using a web-based food safety manual development program. Those farmers needing assistance on the computer can bring a computer savvy helper.

The classes will all be held at the West Central Florida Ag Center, 7620 SR 471 Bushnell, Florida 33513. The registration fee is $20.00 for the first person representing a farm and $10.00 for an additional attendee. The registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for the day. This training is supported with funding from a Specialty Crops Block Grant through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Extension Agent Team Teachers

Susan Kelly, County Extension Director, Sumter County

Bob Hochmuth, Multi County Extension Agent, Suwannee Valley

Matt Lollar, ExtensionAgent, Seminole County

Stacy Strickland, County Extension Director, Hernando County

For more information please contact Susan Kelly at 352-793-2728, ext. 236.


Mary Beth Henry

Small Farms/Pesticide Licensing

Extension Agent I, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

1702 HWY. 17 S, Bartow, FL 33831 T: 863.519.8677 x 110  F: 863.534.0001

mbhenry@ufl.edu     http://polksmallfarms.com http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/ 

No Farmers No Food


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