From: Rhodes, Jenna D <JennaRhodes@uams.edu>
Date: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 6:52 AM
Subject: FW: Arkansas Extension Service to provide farmers help to comply with new produce safety rules
Please see the info below regarding upcoming training on the new produce safety rules. Please share with your networks.
Arkansas Extension Service to provide farmers help to comply with new produce safety rules
The Produce Safety Team is excited to launch our first Produce Safety Grower Trainings for Arkansas. Please share the attached materials with Arkansas Produce Growers and other interested stakeholders. Our first workshop will be held in Little Rock on November 7 at the C.A Vines 4-H Center. Five trainings are currently planned, but more will be scheduled in 2018. Visit www.uaex.edu/arkansas-produce-
The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, meant to strengthen safeguards in the U.S. food supply, has a new rule for produce growers and the Cooperative Extension Service will be helping Arkansas farmers obtain needed certification. The Cooperative Extension Service outreach is conducted under contract from the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s, whose overall education efforts are funded by a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to ensure farmers understand the new Produce Safety Rule requirements.
Training locations and dates are listed below. You must register to attend one of these workshops. Please visit our website for registration: www.uaex.edu/arkansas-produce-
A registration fee of $25.00 will be charge to cover meals, refreshments, and supplies. Training materials are provided through federal grant funding.
• Nov. 7: Central – Little Rock/Ferndale at C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center
• Dec. 6: Eastern – Forrest City at East Arkansas Community College
• Dec. 11: Northwest – Fayetteville at Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences
• Jan. 9: Southeast – Monticello at UA Monticello
• Jan. 16: Southwest – Hope at Southwest Research and Extension Center.
A survey is available to help producers and processors determine how their farms will be affected by the Produce Safety Rule. Visit the website to complete the survey or for more information about the Produce Safety Rule, www.uaex.edu/arkansas-produce-
Amanda Philyaw Perez, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Cooperative Extension Service
University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture
2301 S. University Ave, Little Rock AR 72204
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