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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

National Young Farmers Conference 2012

Time: 1:39 p.m. to 2:39 p.m.
Location: Pocantico Hills, NY
Description: Every December, over 250 young farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the National Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture. On December 12-14, 2012, Stone Barns Center will host the fifth National Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and more than 50 unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, marketing, and more.
For more information: www.stonebarnscenter.org/our-work/young-farmers-initiative/young-farmers-conference/

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Best Practices for Food Safety in Value-Added Foods

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Description: Value-added food producers and processors of all sizes want to produce the safest food possible for their customers and consumers. While not all food producers and processors are legally required to follow specific regulatory requirements due to their size of operation or the type of products they produce, all can and should utilize some basic Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), which are the basic sanitary and processing requirements necessary to ensure the production of safe food. GMPs are also essential to meeting current and future FDA and USDA food safety requirements, and are a key prerequisite for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs, which are required for certain food products, including meat and poultry, juice, seafood, and some vacuum packed products, and by some food buyers. This webinar will provide an overview of these Good Manufacturing Practices and other related food safety best practices for value-added food producers and processors.
Register: learn.extension.org/events/793
Our presenter will be Dr. Londa Nwadike, University of Vermont Extension Food Safety Specialist

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