Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshops
April 12 & 14, 1:00-3:00pm | Online
Food safety on the farm is incredibly important, especially since what happens on the farm can have effects throughout the entire value chain. With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requiring all fresh produce farmers to attend a Grower Training Course, many farmers feel overwhelmed with the task of managing food safety on their farms. Writing a food safety plan for your farm can help you organize and manage the task of complying with the law and managing your food safety risks. In this workshop, we will provide you with a template for crafting a food safety plan for your farm, walk you through the process of developing your plan, and provide you with access to experts who can answer your burning questions about managing food safety.
BENEFITS OF A HAVING FARM FOOD SAFETY PLAN
- Improve organization and record-keeping
- Identify risks and outline actions to reduce or eliminate them
- Define best practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Create efficiencies in training and staff management
- Streamline interactions with buyers and regulators
+ What is food safety anyways?
+ What does it mean? What does it look like on your farm?
+ Brief overview of FSMA and exemptions
+ Identify food safety risks
+ Risk spotlight: water and soil amendments
+ Creating your food safety plan
+ Address risks practically: training, SOPs, and recordkeeping
+ Who needs food safety on the farm?
+ Review food safety resources
SUPPORT AVAILABLE AFTER THE TRAINING
Following completion of the Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop, participants will be eligible to have their farm food safety plan reviewed by qualified farm food safety experts. Participants interested in obtaining a third party certification, such as GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), will be eligible to enroll in a matched savings account to reduce the cost of an on-farm audit and associated certification expenses.
Learn more about available assistance here.
If you are no longer able to attend and need to cancel your registration, please contact us at 217-840-2128.
- Cancellations made up until two weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund minus a $5 processing fee
- Cancellations made up until one week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund
- Cancellations made the week of the event are not eligible for a refund
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number2018-70027-28586. Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Special thanks to The Land Connection sponsors!