FSMA Field Day in Atlantic, IA on September 7

To ensure a safer food supply, the federal government passed and is enacting the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Act shifts the focus from responding to food-borne illness to preventing it. Growers of fresh fruits and vegetables are especially at risk for growing, handling and selling products that may contain pathogens. The Iowa Farmers Union is sponsoring field days to help growers with their compliance efforts. IFU is working in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Each session includes plenty of hands-on experiences and supper will be provided.

TOPICS: 

  • Produce safety
  • Worker health, hygiene and training
  • Soil amendments and land use
  • Agricultural water
  • Wildlife and domesticated animals
  • Harvesting, post-harvest handling and sanitation
  • Farm food safety planning
  • Drip irrigation with fertigation

 

HOST:
Rolling Acres Farm
Denise O’Brien and Larry Harris
59624 Chicago Road
Atlantic, Iowa 50022

 

THE FARM:
Denise and Larry have been involved with organic production and cultivating local food for over 36 years on their farm, which has been in the Harris family for multiple generations.

 

RSVPs requested by Tuesday, Sept 4

Contact Laura Funk Kopecky by emailing lfkopecky@iowafarmersunion.org or calling (586) 530-5432. Please let us know if you need any special dietary accommodations.

 

 

DIRECTIONS:
Rolling Acres Farm is located near Atlantic, IA, right on I-80. We are 50 miles east of Omaha and 80 miles west of Des Moines. To drive here, hop on I-80 and take Exit 54. After exiting the interstate, head south on 590th St/IA 173 for about a mile. Then turn east (left) on Chicago Rd and drive a half mile more. We are the first house on the left side, address 59624 Chicago Rd.

 

Iowa Farmers Union
PO Box 1883 Ames, IA 50010-1883
info@iowafarmersunion.org