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Fruit Program Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (All day)
2020 Eastern New York Fruit & Vegetable Conference. Two full days of informative sessions on Tree Fruit, Vegetables, Small Fruit, Grapes, Hemp, and much more.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 9:00am
The goal of this shared day of education is to hear about the latest research about pollinators, but also to encourage further networking between diverse groups of stakeholders who share at least one common interest: pollinator protection.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month resuming in February 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is an FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities under new Federal regulations. Whether you have a farm that is fully covered by the law or a small, exempt farm and you’re just looking for information, this training is for you.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 8:30am
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food FDA regulation is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls.” This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.” To complete the course, a participant must be present for the entire workshop and actively participate in all of the presented exercises.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day)
The Northeastern Cider Conference Comes to New York in March. Intended to meet the unique regional needs of the cider community in the Northeastern states, this conference will provide the opportunity to build your network, share knowledge, and learn from your fellow producers and growers. The inaugural NCC will allow for problem solving, priority setting and market development for makers operating at all levels of scale, and enhance the cider culture in the Northeast.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:30am
Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is an FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities under new Federal regulations. Whether you have a farm that is fully covered by the law or a small, exempt farm and you’re just looking for information, this training is for you.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:30am
In this 1-day program you will learn the essentials of food processing sanitation. Topics covered include Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures, choosing the correct Sanitizers and Cleaners, Pest Management Programs, Record Keeping, and Implementing SSOPs in your facility/Kitchen. This program is a recommended prerequisite for other food safety management trainings (HACCP and Preventive Controls) Who should attend: QC, QC directions, kitchen managers/operators, plant managers, line workers
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:30am
Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is an FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities under new Federal regulations. Whether you have a farm that is fully covered by the law or a small, exempt farm and you’re just looking for information, this training is for you.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month resuming in February 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.

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