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2019 Treasure Valley Bean School
Dry Beans Treasure Valley
Posted on: January 11, 2019 by Jerry Neufeld
The 2019 Treasure Valley Bean School will be held at the Hampton Inn in Nampa on January 17. Click on the pdf below for more information.
FSMA - Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course
All Crops All Locations
Posted on: January 7, 2019 by Stuart Reitz
PSA Grower Training Course
February 12, 2019
7:30 am (check-in). Program 8 am – 5 pm
Clarion Inn Ontario
1249 Tapadera Ave
Ontario, OR 97914
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension are offering a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training on February 12 at the Clarion Inn in Ontario, OR.
Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/produce-safety-alliance-psa-grower-training-tickets-53020538859
The Produce Safety Rule requires that one representative from each covered farm receive training accredited by the FDA. Currently, Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) trainings are the only standardized national training program approved by FDA.
To determine if your farm is covered by the Produce Safety Rule, please use this online tool:
The grower training course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:
• Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm
• How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm
• Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one
• Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. Participants must be at least 14 years of age to receive the AFDO certificate. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.
These are national standards, so growers can take the training outside of their home state.
Call Chantal Pettit at 503-986-4630 or email email@example.com
Vector Borne Disease Workshop
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Posted on: January 4, 2019 by Jerry Neufeld
The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem at the University of Idaho is organizing a 6-day course (June 23-28, 2019) on Biology of Vector Borne Diseases, with focus on both animal and plant systems. Click on the pdf below for more information.