Farmer Training Workshops from FamilyFarmed

farmer training workshops

The 2018 Winter/Spring schedule of FamilyFarmed’s farmer training workshops is now available online.

The FamilyFarmed Farmer Training program is a comprehensive program designed to help small and mid-acreage fruit and vegetable farmers with one of the biggest challenges they face: growing their businesses! The FamilyFarmed farmer training workshops provide farmers with the resources and tools they need to make sure their produce is of the highest quality, to manage food safety and other risks, and to nurture the relationships with customers that they need to be successful. Each training workshop can be customized to meet local grower needs.

Farmer training workshop topics cover wholesale and direct marketing, post-harvest handling & pack-shed design, and Food Safety/FSMA. These workshops are a good place to receive Free copies of the newest editions of Wholesale Success and Direct Success manuals ($70 retail value).  
 
Food Safety Workshop attendees will also receive a Free copy of our 3-ring binder Food Safety Plan Templates & Action Plans. Attendees will do risk assessments in the classroom to identify potential hazards, analyze how they move on farms, and determine if you need to take action or not. The workshop will also develop record keeping/traceability systems that align with the farm work, support decision-making, and maximize profitability while also meeting food safety requirements. These trainings may satisfy staff training requirements as described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in §§ 112.21(a) and (b). As there is not yet an equivalency evaluation process, it does not currently satisfy supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22(c).
 
More information about farmer training workshops can be found on our website or this recent blog post.
 
You can find the farmer training workshop schedule here.
 
You can learn about many other farmer training programs from beginningfarmers.org by following this link: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/beginning-farmer-training-programs/

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