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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Food Safety Workshops

University of Illinois is giving farmers a number of opportunities to participate in Good Agricultural Practices workshops to give them training on handling food crops to prevent contamination.  The goal of the workshop is to prevent food-borne illness. This Prairie Farmer article provides more details.  In addition to on-site classes, a webinar series is also being offered.  Here are the details of the Joliet Seminar.  The Oregon, IL Seminar will be on February 19.  Here is the registration page for the Urbana Program.  The Registration for the Program in Springfield is here. Fresh vegetable and fruit growers should attend whether they are organic growers or conventional growers. 

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