NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting

Held annually, the NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting provideds an opportunity for regional partners to connect in person to discuss current training, education and outreach trends and activities related to the FSMA associated Produce Safety Rule and the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.

The 2020 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting is being planned for February 10-12, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA at the Marriott Downtown. More details coming soon.

Summary of 2019 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting

The 2019 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting was held February 4-6 in Albany, NY, jointly with the Northeast Region Produce Safety Workgroup.  The agenda and meeting materials are provided below.

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Overall Agenda

Combined Notes

Date / Time Session Materials
February 4 Welcome Reception None
     
February 5 Plenary

NECAFS Highlights, Look Ahead, and Meeting Expectations - C. Callahan

Slides

Notes

  State and Regional Updates

Summary of Regional State Updates (Report) - E. Newbold

Slides

Notes

   

Project Specific Presentations

Rhode Island - L. Pivarnik, S. McCormick, A. Fraser

National Young Farmers Coalition - C. Fraver - Slides

Cornell Cooperative Extention - B. Williams

Penn State Extention - M. Gorgo-Gourovitch

Notes (included in State and Regional Update notes)

  Produce Safety Workgroup

Joint Session Agenda

Notes

   

Regulatory Focus Agenda

Notes

   

Educational Focus Agenda

Notes

  Preventive Controls for Human Food Workgroup

Agenda

Slides

Notes

     
February 6 Federal Updates

FDA Updates - S. Hughes

USDA AMS Updates - K. Peterson

USDA NIFA Updates - J. Williams

Notes

  Buyer Workgroup

Agenda

Notes

  Educational Approaches to Training Delivery

Agenda

Notes

  Summary of Workgroup Outputs and Next Steps Notes

 

Highlight Video

Summary of 2018 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting

The 2018 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting was held Jan. 23-25 in Baltimore, MD, held jointly with the Northeast Region Produce Safety Workgroup.  Agenda for the Conference and Meeting included:

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Focused meeting day, in two parallel tracks, dedicated to:
    • Produce Safety, and
    • Preventive Controls for Human Food

Wednesday, January 24th

  • Joint conference session:
    • Keynote speaker
    • Updates from each state regulatory, research and extension
    • Three panel sessions featuring producers, processors and buyers. 

Wednesday Evening, January 24th 

  • Poster session that
    • Highlighted poster presentations on extension, education and outreach activities across the region

Thursday, January 25th

  • NECAFS Steering Team Meeting

Evaluation from 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting

Attendees at the 2018 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting completed program evaluations.  This evaluation asked questions about the Annual Conference and Meeting as well as overall NECAFS programming.  Please download the full report here.

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Video from 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting

Wednesday Joint Conference

One-on-one Interviews

"How to get training on FSMA"

"Grower Reflections on Food Safety"

"Food Processor Reflections on Food Safety"

Summary of 2017 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting

The 2017 NECAFS Annual Conference and Meeting was held January 10, 2017 in Boston, MA.  Below is a full summary report and presenations from the meeting.

PDF icon Full Report

PDF icon Intro and Agenda Presentation

PDF icon FDA Presentation

PDF icon MD and MA Presentation

PDF icon VT Presentation