Registration Open for the 2020 SE Regional Conference

Dan Fruits, Vegetables

Growers across the Southeast are invited to be in Savannah, Georgia January 9-12, 2020 for the annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Various educational sessions will be held covering a wide variety of vegetable and fruit production, food safety, business operations and much more. Some of the topics discussed this year include the fundamentals of blackberry production, treating irrigation water …

georgia produce safety

Offering Produce Safety On-Farm Readiness Reviews in Georgia

Dan General, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Program continues to help produce farmers across the state with regulatory requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Farm Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator Maggie Brown says the department is still offering on-farm readiness reviews and will soon have more training classes.

Food Safety Rules Challenge Farmers on Several Fronts

Dan Industry News Release, Vegetables, Water

Equal treatment of domestic and foreign growers, the need for extensive education, training and technical assistance and agricultural water provisions are among farmers’ top concerns as they implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s produce rules, according to Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Ehart spoke to farmers and ranchers from …