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Upcoming Events

E.g., Aug 7 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 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 in 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 9:00am

This class has been rescheduled as a live Zoom meeting. This session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program. Management tips and strategies will be discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls. This workshop is Session B of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

In this webinar Dr. Raymond Cloyd from Kansas State University will discuss fundamentals of integrating pesticides with biological control agents to mitigate problems with insect and mite pests.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 8:30am

UMass Amherst
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.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

UMass Amherst
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.

Wednesday, September 9, 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 in 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

TBD
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 8:00am

UMass Amherst, Life Science Laboratory Room 340.
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, September 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Workshop will cover soil moisture monitoring tools, efficient irrigation, and water use regulations in the New England states.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

Workshop will cover irrigation water sources, mapping and inspecting water distribution systems, and water testing for FSMA

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