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Good Agricultural Practices - Food Safety Deep Dive
1-hour Food Safety Deep Dive will provide in-depth information around specific food safety topics for your fruit & vegetable farms. They will be led by UMN Extension, experienced farmers & experts. Webinars are from 9:00 - 10:00 CST & will be recorded.

Feb 9th, 2022: Lean & Clean: Applying Food Safety & Lean Farming Concepts to Fruit & Vegetable Farming to Save Money & Time
Learn tips to apply Lean Farming principles to your farm operation to improve food safety while also saving time & money.
Speaker: Ellen Polishuk, 35-year farming veteran & co-owner of Potomac Vegetable Farms in Northern Virginia

Feb 16th, 2022: Packshed design; improved postharvest quality & safety
This session will provide tips & tricks from a seasoned farmer to design a packshed & postharvest wash, pack & storage system to improve product quality & shelf life while protecting food safety.
S: Katie Bishop, co-owner of PrairiErth Farm, a 350 acre certified organic diversified vegetable & grain farm in central Illinois

Feb 23, 2022: Recordkeeping apps, tools and tricks for food safety & profitability
Recordkeeping is a critical part of any farming operation, & is important for food safety, traceability, labor and financial management. Hear from an experienced farm about their best practices, new apps, & strategies to keep the farm’s recordkeeping systems organized. If you would like to pass a GAP audit, records are required & this session will provide an overview of those records.
S: Jack Pahl, co-owner, Pahl’s Market, a large produce & greenhouse business in Apple Valley, MN

March 2: Managing Produce Safety Risks of Rotating Livestock through Produce Fields/Orchards
If you apply manure to your fresh fruit & vegetable fields or rotate livestock in the fields or orchards, it is important to take steps to reduce risk so the manure doesn't become a source of contamination of your fresh produce.
S: Jeff Bender DVM, Director of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH)
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