Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Food Safety – from Field to Market Workshop

As workshop on Food Safety will be held March 15th from 1 to 4 pm at Missouri State University, Fruit Experiment Station, Faurot Hall 102, Mountain Grove, Mo

Topics to be covered:

 What is Food Safety

 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 Post Harvest Safety

 Food Safety- Field to Market

 GAP- Good Agriculture Practices on the farm

Presenters include:

Russell Lilly, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Patrick Byers, Horticulturist, University of Missouri Extension, Green County

John Avery, Fruit Grower Advisor, Southwest Missouri State University 

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.

There is no fee, but please call 417 547-7533 or e-mail 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

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has funded a portion of this project, using Specialty Crop Block Grant funds provided by the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service to the Webb City Farmers Market. Hosted by Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station Mtn. Grove


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