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Chatham County Center, 1192 U.S. 64 West Business Suite 400, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Chatham County Center, 1192 U.S. 64 West Business Suite 400, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Alamance County Center 2 months ago
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Description:

This is a one-day training course for growers on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum that meets the regulatory requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. To register please go to: ncfreshproducesafety.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/02/fsma-produce-safety-rule-growers-training/

Workshop registration fee:

$50.00 for NC residents.

$100.00 for Out-of-State participants.

The registration fee includes lunch, the Produce Safety Alliance manual and the certificate of participation. A Golden LEAF Grant is supporting this training and offsetting the registration costs for a limited time.

Payment can be made on the registration site via credit card (preferred) or by check.

Who should attend:

The Produce Safety Rule requires all farms that grow, pack, harvest and/or hold covered produce, making over $26,999 in annual produce sales (average over the last 3 years) and not qualifying for an exemption from the Rule to attend this training.

For a step-by-step guide of who needs to attend this training click here. This is a one-page document that provides a summary of exemptions under the PS Rule. Be aware that for exempt or qualified exempt farms that are not required to attend a PSA Grower training there are other requirements that must be fulfilled.

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.’

Course information:

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

Introduction to Produce Safety
Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
Soil Amendments
Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Post harvest Water)
Post harvest Handling and Sanitation
How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module.

Benefits of attending the course

The 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:

Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
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.

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. 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.

For further information on the Produce Safety Alliance, please see: producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training.

For questions regarding the workshops posted, please contact Chip Simmons at 919-414-5632 or via email at odsimmon@ncsu.edu.

Jan 31 Thu

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209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA 209 N Graham Hopedale Rd, Burlington, NC 27217, USA Alamance County Center Tomorrow
Description:

Join us for an exciting and informative Lunch & Learn Series on raising chickens! Each class will cover a topic related to raising chickens that you can attend during your lunch break (feel free to bring your lunch). There will be a total of three classes offered in the series teaching the following topics: introduction to raising chickens, breed selection, nutrition, and chick care. Each class starts at noon and will last about 45 minutes. Classes are free but pre-registration is required! Location: Alamance County Agriculture Building Auditorium; 209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd. Burlington Time: Noon Dates: Friday, March 22, 2019: Intro. to Raising Chickens Friday, March 29, 2019: Breeds & Nutrition Friday, April 5, 2019: Chick Care Pre-registration Link: golinks.ncsu.edu/lunchlearnseries19 Event Flyer Questions? Contact Lauren Langley at 336.570.6740 or lauren_langley@ncsu.ed

Read more at: alamance.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/02/2019-lunch-learn-series-on-raising-chickens/

Mar 22 Fri
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Description: EE for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree
March 26, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC

To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_guilford (you will need to create an account)
Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2019
Questions? Renee Strnad renee_strnad@ncsu.edu

Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide which includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program (K-8).

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. Please bring a bag lunch and prepare to be outside! More details, including parking, will be sent prior to the workshop.

Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. Parking directions will be sent prior to the workshop. Cancellations made by the registration deadline will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.
Mar 26 Tue
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Join us for an exciting and informative Lunch & Learn Series on raising chickens! Each class will cover a topic related to raising chickens that you can attend during your lunch break (feel free to bring your lunch). There will be a total of three classes offered in the series teaching the following topics: introduction to raising chickens, breed selection, nutrition, and chick care. Each class starts at noon and will last about 45 minutes. Classes are free but pre-registration is required! Location: Alamance County Agriculture Building Auditorium; 209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd. Burlington Time: Noon Dates: Friday, March 22, 2019: Intro. to Raising Chickens Friday, March 29, 2019: Breeds & Nutrition Friday, April 5, 2019: Chick Care Pre-registration Link: golinks.ncsu.edu/lunchlearnseries19 Event Flyer Questions? Contact Lauren Langley at 336.570.6740 or lauren_langley@ncsu.ed

Read more at: alamance.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/02/2019-lunch-learn-series-on-raising-chickens/

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