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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 5 months ago
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“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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