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Have heard about the new set of Federal food safety regulations and that small farms are exempt from this law? Come get the facts about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)'s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and learn how the practices in the rule are relevant to small farms and how your farm may be impacted by the PSR. As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA developed “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption”, commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The goal for this Rule is to minimize the risks for consumers of eating raw fruit and vegetables that could be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasitic organisms that cause food borne illness. The Produce Safety Rule targets produce (fruits and vegetables) that are usually eaten raw. The intent of this workshop is to help you understand where your farm may falls under this regulation and learn about food safety practices that are relevant to small, diversified farms in NC. Farm inspections are expected to start in the Spring of 2019 and even though most small and medium scale farms may be not covered or qualified exempt from some of the stipulations of the Rule all produce growers have the responsibility to grow, pack and hold produce following safe practices. Come learn with us!

Dinner will begin around 5 pm and the program will start around 5:30 pm.

Dr. Chip Simmons is an Area Specialized Agent for food safety serving eastern NC. His background is in environmental/public health microbiology and food safety. He is a lead trainer for both the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) curriculum as well as the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum, the two training curricula currently approved for meeting the requirements for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and the Food Safety Preventive Controls Rule, respectively. He grew up on a farm in eastern NC and the focus of his efforts are to promote food safety on produce farms by helping growers understand and prepare for FSMA implementation as well as to assist growers in meeting their buyer requirements.

Click the link below for registration form docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSco3WF9HiskOg4BFb-FEvAxotVMqW7GNGUmUUqpq9LKq2IBTw/viewform

Jan 23 Wed

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Part 1: Jan 22nd, 9a-4p
Part 2: Jan 23rd, 9a-4p
Exam: Jan 24th, 9a-12p

Register here: johnston.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Jan-19-Safe-Plates-Registration.pdf?fwd=no

Jan 24 2019
Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA Johnston County Center 4 days away
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Annual fit testing will be on Monday, January 28th from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Thursday, February 7th from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Johnston County Ag Center. HRMA is charging $25 per person for the fit testing. Payment will be collected at the time of the test. There were some issues with seals last year. Please check seals by doing a seal test before coming in. If you were fitted last year, you must bring your respirator. If you were not fitted, you do not need to acquire a respirator prior to the fit testing. Medical clearance will be required for individuals who were not fitted last year. You can obtain medical clearance at www.respexam.com or at your local doctor's office. If you have questions, please call Tim Britton or Bryant Spivey at 919-989-5380.

Jan 28 Mon
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Meeting 2

Skin Cancer Screening & Resources Available, Farm Stress Management Discussion. Meal and prizes awarded each week!

Jan 28 Mon
2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA Johnston County Center 6 days away
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It is time for our annual association membership meeting. The meeting will be held January 29, 2019 in the auditorium at the Johnston County Agriculture Building. The meeting will begin at 6:30 with a sponsored dinner of fried flounder and chicken from Barefoot’s Country Store and Grill.

As in the past, there will be an educational program, and we will have updates from Soil and Water Conservation and FSA. Our featured speaker will be Logan Svanovec. Logan is a ProStaff member with Weaver Leather Livestock. He will be joining us by FaceTime on the big screen from State College, PA and discussing the ins and outs of selecting and using various clipper blades. Weaver Leather will provide their Winners Brand catalogs for folks attending the meeting. This should be a very informative program for those involved in fitting and clipping goats for shows.

Our Producer Profile will be presented by Blake Thompson of TNT Livestock in Smithfield.

As required by the by-laws, we will also be holding elections for new officers and directors.

Remember that the association is only as strong as its membership. I encourage you to pay your annual dues to help further the work of the organization. Dues are $10/person or family per year and will be payable at the meeting. I encourage you to come and bring a fellow goat producer. Please reserve a space for the meal by emailing dgwells@ncsu.edu or by calling the Johnston County Extension Office (919) 989-5380 no later than Friday, January 25th.

Jan 29 Tue
Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA Johnston County Center 2 weeks away
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The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is inviting all private applicators whose license expires in 2019 to attend one of four Private Applicator Pesticide Recertification/Safety classes. Applicators are reminded that licenses expire at the end of the year, but all recertifications credits must be obtained before September 30th of the year the license expires. Applicators are asked to bring their Pesticide Credit Report Card with the bar code scan along with them to class. Please call Tim Britton at (919) 989-5380 to check credits or register for this event.

Feb 5 Tue
Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577, USA Johnston County Center 2 weeks away
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The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston County is inviting small grain and grain sorghum growers to a production meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Johnston County Ag Center Auditorium, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC, and will end with a sponsored dinner. Presentations from Extension Specialist, NCDA, and Agents. Pre-registration is required for the meeting. Please mark your calendar and call the Johnston County Extension Center at (919) 989-5380 to let us know that you are coming.

Feb 5 Tue