Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.

Location: West Palm Beach, FL (Venue TBA)

 

 

Quality Certification Services will be holding multiple food safety courses throughout Florida between January and May 2018. Sign up today to ensure a spot near you!

 

 

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule has established minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. In order to help growers understand the Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect their farm, Quality Certification Services (an accredited organic and food safety certification agency) is offering grower specific trainings throughout the state of Florida.

 

 

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course provides 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. The PSA Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

 

 

Please see below for upcoming training dates throughout the state of Florida. You can find additional information about the course along with registration information online at http://www.qcsinfo.org/training/.

 

 

-JANUARY 4, 2018

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

-JANUARY 18, 2018

Live Oak, FL (Venue TBA)

-FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, Haines City, FL

-FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Jackson County Agricultural Complex, Marianna, FL

-MARCH 8, 2018

Tavares, FL (Venue TBA)

-MARCH 22, 2018

Fort Pierce, FL (Venue TBA)

-APRIL 12, 2018

West Palm Beach, FL (Venue TBA)

-May 2, 2018

ACORBAT, Miami, FL

 

 

The cost to attend is $35.00, and this includes your course manual and certificate from AFDO. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to assist in any way that I can. We hope to see you all at a training!

Event Date 4/12/2018
Individual Price $35.00

Location: Groundswell Center Office, 225 S Fulton Street, Ithaca

 

 

Are you interested in mushrooms, do you love herbs? Would you like to start confidently combining traditional herbs and medicinal mushrooms? Join Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms and Jennifer Whitmore from The Bramble collective to learn about the power of mushrooms and how we can use them everyday.

Humans have had a long relationship using mushrooms & Fungi for food, medicine & ceremony. This class will discuss the history behind our understanding of how these mushrooms contribute to our health and the various ways we can access them today. Explore how amazing mushrooms can be for your health, immune system & your general wellness! Together we will prepare ingredients and learn how to make a mushroom tincture, fire cider, an herbal/mushroom blend, and bone broth (a vegetarian variation on the bone broth will be included). End results will be comforting and satisfying, simmering mushroom/herbal blends “inoculated, fruiting and blossoming” in your own kitchens to nourish your body, family and community. Please join us!

 

 

More info: https://groundswellcenter.org/events/medicinal-mushrooms-for-health/

Register: http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com

Event Date 4/14/2018 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 4/14/2018 4:00 pm ET
Individual Price Discounts Available

 

 

Location: Agricultural Development Center/Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County (840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY)

 

 

Hotel: Closest accommodations are a Fairfield Inn, about .2 miles away from our location. Their phone number is (607) 651-1000.

 

 

Who Should Attend: Produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. Those who become a PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer are able to offer the PSA standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This curriculum was developed through a nationwide collaboration including produce growers, extension educators, researchers, produce industry representatives, and government personnel.

 

 

What Should I Expect: This two-day course will provide detailed information about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of natural resources and food safety, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and a review of the seven module PSA Grower Training curriculum. The course will also cover principles of adult education, how to incorporate the PSA curriculum into other extension trainings, developing working partnerships, expectations for trainers, and how to register a PSA Grower Training Course with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

 

 

What Does Completion of this Course Mean: Upon successful completion of the full, two-day PSA TTT, you will be a PSA Trainer. Completing this training allows you to deliver curriculum modules as a trainer in a PSA Grower Training, under the direction of a PSA Lead Trainer. Every PSA Grower Training must have at least one PSA Lead Trainer present. Anyone presenting at a PSA Grower Training must be, at minimum, a PSA Trainer.

 

 

Cost: $75 per person for Organizations/Agencies included in the NECAFS region (CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV); $125 for outside of the region

NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets is supporting the attendance of NYS entities, NECAFS is supporting the attendance of those in the region, but outside of NYS.

--> this includes all meals, PSA educational materials for trainers ($75 value) and a Certificate of Course Attendance issued by AFDO ($50 value).

 

 

More info:  https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=2018psatrainthetrainer_203

To register: 

https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_action.cfm

 

Event Date 4/25/2018
Event End Date 4/26/2018
Cut off date 4/20/2018
Individual Price $75 for people living in the following states: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV

Location: ACORBAT, Miami, FL

 

 

Quality Certification Services will be holding multiple food safety courses throughout Florida between January and May 2018. Sign up today to ensure a spot near you!

 

 

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule has established minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. In order to help growers understand the Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect their farm, Quality Certification Services (an accredited organic and food safety certification agency) is offering grower specific trainings throughout the state of Florida.

 

 

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course provides 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. The PSA Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

 

 

Please see below for upcoming training dates throughout the state of Florida. You can find additional information about the course along with registration information online at http://www.qcsinfo.org/training/.

 

 

-JANUARY 4, 2018

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

-JANUARY 18, 2018

Live Oak, FL (Venue TBA)

-FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, Haines City, FL

-FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Jackson County Agricultural Complex, Marianna, FL

-MARCH 8, 2018

Tavares, FL (Venue TBA)

-MARCH 22, 2018

Fort Pierce, FL (Venue TBA)

-APRIL 12, 2018

West Palm Beach, FL (Venue TBA)

-May 2, 2018

ACORBAT, Miami, FL

 

 

The cost to attend is $35.00, and this includes your course manual and certificate from AFDO. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to assist in any way that I can. We hope to see you all at a training!

 

Event Date 5/2/2018
Individual Price Free

Located in Oriskany, New York

 

 

Be prepared to deliver the national recognized Annie's Project Risk Management workshop to the farming women in your community.

Trainers;Dr. Jason Johnson from Texas, Bonnie Collins and David Cox from New York, will guide you though the curriculum and offer suggestion on where to get support from your community.

 

 

More info and register: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=ap2018trainthetrainer_230

Event Date 5/2/2018
Event End Date 5/3/2018
Registration Start Date 3/30/2018
Cut off date 5/1/2018
Individual Price Free