Education and outreach coordinator for the Washington State Department of Agriculture who provides resources and trainings about on-farm produce safety.
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Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and director of the Safe Plates food safety extension and research program at North Carolina State University. With the goal of reducing foodborne illness, his group researches food handling and food safety systems; designs and implements food safety strategies; and, evaluates messages and media from farm-to-fork. Since February 2020, Ben has been providing guidance...
Chad Carter is a Food Systems and Safety Associate with Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. He is a certified Produce Safety Alliance lead trainer for Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings and leads this initiative for South Carolina in collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. He holds Food Safety Modernization Act...
The Small Fruit Certifications course provides extension agents and specialists with a broad overview of certifications and regulations affecting small fruit producers.
Vicki has been an organic field crop and vegetable outreach specialist at Michigan State University since 2002. As a member of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, she is the “go to” person to provide farmers and educators with assistance with all aspects of organic production, certification - even those just beginning to farm. An important piece to organic production is soil. Morrone can...
This video playlist includes a series of videos that cover repairing cracks in concrete floors. Cracks in concrete can collect water, soil, and plant matter and present harborage locations for plant and human pathogens. Repairing these cracks helps improve the hygienic design of the space and makes the floor more easily cleanable resulting in improved sanitary conditions.
This info sheet gives tips on how to safely operates fall farm activities such as corn mazes, wagon rides, and pumpkin patches during the pandemic.
This info sheet presents few tips for produce growers on how to handle produce after a flooding event.
Wildlife can be a major concern for produce growers. With this simple electric fence design, you can help deter white-tailed deer, protecting produce from destruction and contamination.
This info sheet presents 6 common routes of microbial contamination, including feces, hand sanitation, clothing and footwear, tools and equipment, illness and injuries, and water.