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Watauga County Center Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA Ashe County Center 11 months ago

“FSMA for Small Farms: Six Steps to Safe Food and Legal Sales”

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) now governs all food and feed producing farms in the USA. How it impacts your farm in particular depends largely upon your gross annual sales and the types of markets where you sell. On Tuesday, 12/12/17, NC Cooperative Extension offers a free “FSMA for Small Farms: Six Steps to Safe Food and Legal Sales” workshop in Boone, NC. The workshop will take place from 1-4 PM at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center (252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone 28607). This workshop is free and open to all current and potential farmers at any scale.

The FSMA for Small Farms workshop will cover 6 Food Safety Practices essential for farms of any scale. It will also help participants walk-through an “Exempt or Not? Navigating the qualifications” exercise to determine how FSMA will govern each participant’s own operation. Workshop leaders will also educate participants in how FSMA will affect any CSA’s & Food Hubs that growers many be part of, and focus on the confluence of required practices under
FSMA as a preparation & requirement for potential GAP audits & certifications.

Interested growers should register by 12/5/17 by e-mailing Richard Boylan at at rjboylan@ncsu.edu or call the Watauga Cooperative Extension Center at 828-264-3061.

Dec 12 2017

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Description: Event Date: February 20th and 21st, 2019
Time: 9:30 am Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
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Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7th. Registration at the door is $50

Registration required: To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/

Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, ellen_moss@yahoo.com.

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Description: This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. The program will include presentations on many different topics to help vegetable growers. The final program will be completed in December 2018. Topics will include such things as Management of Foliar Diseases of Tomato, Using Chemigation to Manage Phytophthora Blight, Breeding for Late Blight Resistance and Tolerance to Bacterial Spot and Verticillium Wilt, Evaluation of Tomato Lines for Late Blight Resistance, Flavonoids in Tomato, Evaluation of Insecticides for Key Pests of Fruiting Vegetable Crops, Native Natural Enemies on Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Growing Industrial Hemp for Cannabinoids in Western North Carolina, to name a few. There will be a sponsored lunch and awards program at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be offered.
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