Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Building Food Safety Manual Program/Reminder New Varieties Fast Track Program/Etc.

For those of you needing to initiate/improve your food safety program, we are holding a Food Safety Plan Workshop: “Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Program” at the Lake County Extension Office in Tavares, FL on Thursday, October 10, 2013.  The UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Group has secured funding from FDACS that will provide a significant amount of supportive documents, etc. you will be able to take back to the farm and utilize in your Food Safety Program.


By the end of this program, you will have a printed food safety manual designed for your operation.  We ask that you bring a Wi-Fi capable computer if you can but we will be able to provide some computers to those who do not have them (please note your choice on the registration form).


Do to the hands on component of this program, class size is limited.  Pre-registration is required and may be completed by following the link at the bottom of the program announcement linked below:


Reminder: The New Varieties Development and Management Corporation is conducting a program next Wednesday, July 31 at the Lake County Extension Office in Tavares, FL starting at  9:30 AM where they will discuss their “Fast Track” program for early release for very promising new citrus varieties.  Please follow the link below for instructions to register with NVDNC to attend this program:


Upcoming programs of Interest:


Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference in Kissimmee – August 2-4, 2013


Citrus Expo in North Ft. Myers – August 14-15, 2013


Thank you,


Gary K. England

Multi-County Extension Agent III – Fruit Crops

Lake County Extension

1951 Woodlea Road

Tavares, FL 32778

(352) 343-4101 Ext. 2729

(352) 343-2767 Fax



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