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Past Workshops & Presentations

Saturday, January 13, 2018

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference: Preparing your Farm for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Worcester State University

Presenter:

Lisa McKeag, Educator UMass Extension

Presentation

Preparing Your Farm for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Twilight Meeting: Produce Wash Station Design, Use, and Maintenance -- 
Meeting Produce Safety Requirements

Atlas Farm, 635 River Road, Deerfield, MA 

Presenters:

Amanda Brown, Director UMass Student Farm - Writing a farm plan and designing a mobile produce wash unit

Gideon Porth, Owner Atlas Farm - Using and maintaining a wash room with food safety in mind

Amanda Kinchla & Lisa McKeag, Educators, UMass Extension - Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) basics

Handouts

Agenda and presenter contact info

UMass Student Farm Wash Station Case Study 2016

Finish Surfaces for Produce and Food Areas (Chris Callahan, UVM)


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Twilight Meeting: Irrigation Systems - Water Management & Food Safety

Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring Street, Millis, MA 02054

Presenters:

Trevor Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm Irrigation and Row Crop Supplies

Lisa McKeag, UMass Extension Vegetable Program - Farm Food Safety in Massachusetts

Michael Botelho, MDAR

Handouts

GM STV Worksheet

PSA Water Systems Template & Map

1603 Example Report

Water Testing Handout


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Harvest New England: FSMA & UMass Extension's Role in Food Safety Education

Sturbridge Host Hotel

Presenter:  Lisa McKeag, UMass Extension Vegetable Program

Presentation

FSMA & UMass Extension's Role in Food Safety Education


Saturday, January 14, 2017

NOFA Winter Conference: The Food Safety Modernization Act: What to Expect in Massachusetts

Worcester State University

Presenters:

Lisa McKeag, UMass Extenson

Michael Botelho, MDAR

Presentation

Food Safety Modernization Act: What to Expect in Massachusetts


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Twilight Meeting: Equipment for Mechanical Cultivation & Product Washing and Packing

Tangerini's Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring Street, Millis, MA 02054
Presenters:
Laura Tangerini & Steven Chiarizio - Pack shed equipment at Tangerini's Farm
Lisa McKeag, UMass Extension Vegetable Program - Farm Food Safety in Massachusetts

Program Handouts

Farm Food Safety in Massachusetts: Some History, and The Landscape as of August 2016


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Farm Food Safety: Post-Harvest Handling and Small-Scale, Low-Cost Facility Design

Red Fire Farm, 184 Meadow Road, Montague, MA 0135
Presenter: Robert Hadad, Regional Vegetable Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Program Handouts

Building an Easy-Clean Produce Wash Table     

Wash Line & Packing Shed Design for Food Safety

Harvest Containers and Tools

Standard Operating Procedure: Washing Produce with a Bleach Sanitizing Solution

Standard Operating Procedure: Washing Produce with a Peracetic Acid Solution

Standard Operating Procedure: Produce Washing