Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Food Safety – from Field to Market

Food Safety – from Field to Market

1 to 4 on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove, Mo at Faurot Hall 101/102.

Topics to be covered:

• Importance of Food Safety – Update on Recent Outbreaks Associated with Fresh Produce

• State Regulations for Selling at Farmers Market

• Food Safety Concerns in the Field: Field preparation & planting, manure usage & crop cultural guidelines

• Irrigation Methods and Associated Issues

• Harvest and Post Harvest Safety

Presenters: Russell Lilly, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

John Avery, State Fruit Experiment Station Fruit Grower Advisor

Patrick Byers, Horticulturist, University of Missouri Extension

Participants who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion and a laminated sign for display at their market stand.

There is no fee, but please call 417 547-7500 or e-mail LeslieAkers@MissouriState.edu to register if possible.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Directions: From Hwy 60, take second Mtn. Grove exit (Hwy 95). Turn north, go past Wal-Mart. Take next right (Red Spring Rd). 9740 Red Spring Rd. Mtn. Grove, Mo. Sponsored by Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station Mtn. Grove.

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