Local Agricultural Events

Food Safety Workshop

“Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

St. Johns County Extension Wind Mitigation Building

3111 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine, Florida 32092

Agenda and Registration Form  

If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your vegetable/and or fruit farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one-day workshop is for you!  Most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some level of food safety program from each farm before they buy.  Even smaller operations selling directly to consumers may be advised to develop a manual for their farm.  This issue has become an important component of doing everyday business on today’s farms and will be even more important in the future.

              The University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service is offering a one-day workshop to help growers actually develop their own food safety manuals.  When you complete this one day workshop, you will have built the main parts of your own food safety manual.

              The classes will be done on a computer (one laptop provided per farm if needed) and will be limited to 20 farms, using a web-based food safety manual development program.  Those farmers needing assistance on the computer can bring a computer-savvy helper. 

              The class will be held at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center’s Wind Mitigation Building in Saint Augustine, FL.  The registration fee is $35.00 for the first person representing a farm (Primary Participant), and $15.00 for an additional attendee from that same farm (Secondary Participant). The registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for the day.  A total of four CORE CEU credits will be awarded. For registration, please mail a registration form and check payable to FAEF to UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32092-0572. Cash payment is also accepted. Registration is confirmed when a registration form and payment is received.

 This training is supported with funding from a Specialty Crops Block Grant through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.