Food Safety….. an increasingly important component of everyday farm business

Food Safety…..
an increasingly
important component of
everyday farm business
Christian Miller, Extension Agent
Commercial Vegetable Production
and Tropical Fruits
Audrey Norman, Director
Palm Beach County Extension
Building Your
Own Farm’s Food
Safety Manual
If you plan to develop a Food Safety
Program for your fruit and/or vegetable
farming operations, field or greenhouse,
this one-day workshop is for you!
Most chain store buyers now require
some level of food safety program from
each farm before they buy. Even smaller
operations selling directly to consumers
may be advised to develop a manual.
This issue has become an important
component of doing everyday business
on today’s farms and will be even more
important in the future.
The University of Florida/IFAS
Cooperative Extension Service is helping
growers develop their own food safety
manuals through this one-day workshop
on the following topics:
Site Selection
Adjacent land usage
Fertilizer and water usage
Field Sanitation
Reviews of Food Safety Plans
Preparing for a Third Party Audit
Farmers are encouraged to bring a laptop
computer. If one is needed, please reserve
one with us prior to the workshop.
1 Clayton Hutcheson Agricultural Center
Exhibit Hall A
559 North Military Trail, West Palm
Beach, FL 33415
Palm Beach County
Board of
County Commissioners
Complete this workshop
and build the main parts
of your own farm’s
food safety manual
Friday, May 2, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an
Equal Opportunity Institution
In accordance with the provisions of ADA,
auxiliary aids and service will be provided
upon request by calling (561) 233-1714
Palm Beach County
Cooperative Extension
University of Florida/IFAS
Exhibit Hall A
559 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
8:30 am
9:15 am
Morning Session
10:15 am
10:30 am
Morning Session Continued
12:45 pm
Afternoon Session
2:45 pm
Mid-Afternoon Break
3:00 pm
Afternoon Session Continued
5:00 pm
Workshop Adjourned
Martin County Extension, and UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy
Brought to you by Palm Beach County Extension,
---Space is limited---
Cost: $ 35.00 for the first person representing a farm
$20.00 for an additional attendee from the same farm
Includes refreshments and lunch for the day
Pre-registration deadline April 29th
Training supported with funding from a Specialty Crops Block Grant through
the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Please mark the appropriate line:
______ will bring my own laptop computer
______ will need a laptop computer reserved
Name (Secondary) _____________________________________________
Phone _______________________________________________________
Email _______________________________________________________
Palm Beach County Extension
Attn: Ethyl
559 North Military Trail
Palm Beach, FL 33415
and mail with registration to:
Name (Primary) __________________________________ Company _______________________________
Address _________________________________________________ Phone ________________________
City ______________________________ State _____ Zip ____________
Make checks payable to:
Email: _______________________________________________________
PBC Board of County
Seating is limited so reserve your space early
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Cost - $35.00 for Primary Registrant and $20.00 for Secondary
Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual
May 2, 2014
Friday – May 2, 2014
Check-in/Computer Assignment
Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual
8:00 am
Please complete and return this portion with your check