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July 27-29, 2012 | Kissimmee, Florida
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Optional Pre-conference Food Safety Plan Workshop:
Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual
Friday, July 15, 2011, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Optional workshop - advanced registration required

If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this 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 will become even more important in the future.

The University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service is offering a workshop to help growers actually develop their own food safety manuals. When you complete the workshop, you will have an electronic, printable copy of your own manual.

This hands-on workshop will be conducted on computers using a web-based food safety manual development program. While participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop, upon request, one laptop per farm will be provided. The instructors will also provide some computer assistance, but if you are not familiar with computer basics, you may want to register your computer savvy helper to take the workshop with you. If you have questions about basic computer skills recommended, please contact Lydia Von Borstel; Tel: 386-362-1725, ext. 109; Email: lvonborstel@ufl.edu

Extension Agent Team Teachers
    Bob Hochmuth, Multi County Extension Agent, North Florida REC – Suwannee Valley
    Linda Landrum, Regional Specialized Agent, North Florida REC – Suwannee Valley
    Elena Toro, Extension Agent, Suwannee County

The class will be held 10am – 5:00pm on Friday, July 15 at the UF, IFAS Osceola County Extension Office located in the Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida.

The registration fee is $50.00 per person.

The registration deadline is June 27.  Space is limited so we urge you to register early.  Click here to access the conference registration information page.

The registration fee provides full participation in the workshop, access to the electronic, printable copy of your own manual, lunch and light refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop, however upon request, a laptop will be provided.

For Questions or More Information
Contact Lydia Von Borstel
Tel: 386-362-1725, ext. 109; Email: lvonborstel@ufl.edu.

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