Produce Safety Alliance Training Date: Thursday, November 9 Time: 8am to 5pm Location: Farmtable Procurement & Delivery – 1901 Hawkeye Ave, Harlan, Iowa 51537Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety should attend this training. Over seven hours, the instructors will cover: • Introduction to Produce Safety • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training • Soil Amendments • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use • Agricultural Water (Part 1: Production Water and Part II: Postharvest Water) • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan After completing the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that certifies they have completed the training course. Cost to attend the training is $20 (for Iowa growers; $120 for out-of-state growers), which includes the cost of AFDO Certificate, Course Manual, and Lunch. The course begins at 8:00 am and will conclude at 5:00 pm. Training will be held at Farmtable Procurement & Delivery’s warehouse located at 1901 Hawkeye Ave, Harlan, Iowa, IA 51537. For more information, contact Ellen Johnsen (515-294-6773) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will open in early September. Safeproduce.cals.iastate.edu
Support Golden Hills RC&D and SWIFFI by shopping at Whole Foods Market Omaha on Tuesday, August 9th! Five percent (5%) of the day’s total net sales will be donated to Golden Hills RC&D to support the Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative’s (SWIFFI) projects and develop our local food system. Golden Hills RC&D and SWIFFI members will have a table set up with information and free samples of local foods at the store from 11-2 and 4-7. Any of your purchases at the store that day will contribute to our work and will be greatly appreciated! Whole Foods Market Omaha is located at 10020 Regency Circle in Omaha, and they are open from 8am to 10pm on August 9th. Check out our Facebook event page to get all the latest updates.