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Upcoming Events

Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule Training

A series of Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety rule training and registration information can be found on the website https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/safeproduce/Pages/FSMA-Training.aspx. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of growers. Modules 1 through 6 align with sections outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  Module 7 is focused on helping growers develop a written farm food safety plan. The farm food safety plan is not required by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, it is included in the curriculum because growers expressed a need for a plan.


eOrganic Webinars

eOrganic provides a series of great webinars in organic farming practices and research. The upcoming webinars that might interest vegetable farmers include Conducting on-farm variety trials to manage risk for organic and specialty crop production (March 20 and April 11); Organic tomato foliar pathogen IPM webinar (March 21). Registration and more information about the webinar series are available at http://articles.extension.org/pages/25242/webinars-by-eorganic.


2018 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series of University of Illinois

University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. All the webinars are free and are recorded. Upcoming topics might interest vegetable growers include Growing ginger, turmeric, and other unique crops (March 22) and Tips for modifying and building sprayers for specialty crops (March 29).Information about registration and the list of topics can be found at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?registrationid=17593. Previous archived webinars are available at http://bit.ly/ILLocalFoodsYouTube

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