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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm
Are you interested in learning how to gain access to commercially approved acidified canned food recipes for expanding your market? Please join us in this 3-hour workshop to learn how to successfully produce shelf stable products, such as salsas, sauces and/or acidified pickled products.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm
Are you interested in learning how to gain access to commercially approved acidified canned food recipes for expanding your market? Please join us in this 3-hour workshop to learn how to successfully produce shelf stable products, such as salsas, sauces and/or acidified pickled products.
Monday, October 7, 2019 (All day)
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training - Blended Course Event Location: Life Science Laboratories rooms S320 and S330, 240 Thatcher Way, Amherst, MA 01003 Event Date/time: Monday, October 7th, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5:00pm
Packhouse pests, including birds and rodents, affect produce quality and pose food safety risks. They can also be hard to get rid of! New food safety regulations require that covered farms have a pest control program to minimize food safety risks. Learn how to implement a pest control program on your farm and how to manage risks posed by even beloved animals, like cats and dogs.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 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 in February, March, April, May, and October 2019. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:00am
This is Day 1 of our three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 9:00am
“Food Safety First” is a 1.5 day program covering the basics of food product development, food safety hazards, and an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses, such as entrepreneurs and local food processors. This course is designed specifically to meet the needs of small and emerging food businesses, to increase their knowledge in food safety to enable entrepreneurial success in the marketplace.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:00am
This is Day 2 of our three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Dissect a bee to learn about honey bee internal and external anatomy!
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 9:00am
“Food Safety First” is a 1.5 day program covering the basics of food product development, food safety hazards, and an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses, such as entrepreneurs and local food processors. This course is designed specifically to meet the needs of small and emerging food businesses, to increase their knowledge in food safety to enable entrepreneurial success in the marketplace.

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