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‚ÄčLF logo.pngAre you a fresh produce farmer or food processor that supplies local markets?

If so, the Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC) wants to know how to help you enhance food safety in your operation.  We have recently completed a national needs assessment and are looking to refine ideas around what kind of trainings, educational tools, and resources YOU need.

We are inviting fresh produce growers and processors from Alabama and Mississippi for a facilitated listening session on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance located at 30122 Okolona Rd., Okolona, MS 38860.  A grower's session will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon and a processor session will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Personnel from Cornell University will conduct/facilitate both sessions and lunch will be provided.

Farmers and processors who participate in the 2-hour session will receive a $125 stipend for their time.  Only 12 growers and 12 processors will be needed.

The LFSC was established to enhance fundamental food safety knowledge and support local farmers and processors to comply with applicable FSMA regulations.  We will use the information gained from our listening sessions to direct development of new outreach and education materials for local food producers.

To register and participate in the listening sessions, please contact Andrew Williams at or 334-216-1344.


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