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Winter Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
New York Ag Connection - 01/21/2019

Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues as they relate to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food Safety Rule, third party audits and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)?

Participate in training March 11 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County in Binghamton to get the tools to create an on-farm food safety plan and complete one of the requirements of either FSMA OR the New York State Grown and Certified branding program. The training will also discuss potential funding streams to make infrastructure upgrades to farms, related to food safety.

Cost starts at $100/farm and includes two registrations, all meals, manual and AFDO certificate. Two DEC credits are available in the following categories: 1a, 10, 22 & 23.

To learn more, go to or contact Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, at or (607) 584-5007.

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