Thursday, November 18, 2010

Food Safety – from Field to Market

Saturday, December 4
9:00 am to Noon (English only)
12:30 pm to 4 pm (English repeated with Hmong translation)

Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4601 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO
Topics to be covered:
• Importance of Food Safety
• State Regulations for Selling to the public
• Food Safety Concerns in the Field: Field preparation & planting, manure usage & crop cultural guidelines
• Irrigation Methods and Associated Issues
• Harvest and Postharvest Safety
• Food Safety - Field to Market
• GAP- Good Agriculture Practices

Russell Lilly, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Patrick Byers, Regional Extension Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri

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

Hosted by Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station Mtn. Grove

There is no charge for this workshop which is underwritten by a USDA Specialty Crops grant.  The workshop is cosponsored by University of Missouri Extension, the Missouri Department of Health and the Webb City Farmers' Market.

Please RSVP to Eileen Nichols at 417-673-5866 to register if possible. Walk-ins are welcome.

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