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Event Details

Date

Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2014

Time

8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training

Location

Civil Defense Center
7220 State Rte 54
Bath, NY 14810

Cost

$60.00 per farm
(additional attendee $15.00 ea.)
Contact Angela Parr if you need to borrow a laptop for Day 2

Host

Cornell Cooperative Extension & Cornell GAPs

Angela Parr
585-394-3977 x426

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 24, 2014

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Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

February 27 - February 28, 2014

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).

A new program, Harmonized GAPs, has been developed to combine several food safety certifications into one program. New York's retail produce buyers, such as Wegmans, are asking growers to adopt Harmonized GAPs certification in many cases.

In response, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Cornell Lake Ontario Fruit Team, the Produce Safety Alliance, and the Cornell National GAPs Program, with assistance from NY Ag & Markets, will be presenting a training for farm food safety or GAPs, including Harmonized GAPs. The training is open to all produce farms and related industry people. This workshop is sponsored by NOFA-NY and is partially funded through a grant from the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority.

Thursday, February 27
What is GAPs?
How does GAPs work?
What does it mean for my farming operations?

Friday, February 28
Write a food safety plan for your farm*

Optional supplemental session
Mock audit (at a participant's farm during the growing season)

$60.00 per person registration includes educational materials, lunch and refreshments. Add $15.00 each for additional attendee from the same farm. Space is limited! Pre-register by February 24, 2014. Mail the GAPs flyer and registration form in with your payment, or register and pay online here.

* A laptop computer is required for the second day. If you need to borrow a computer, please let us know in advance. If you are not computer savvy, please bring a person with you that has computer knowledge and skills.

GAPs flyer & registration form (PDF; 707KB)

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CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety and Purchasing Locally Grown Produce: What's It All Mean?

October 17, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

This event has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. Refunds will be issued to those that pre-registered.

Attention locally-grown food buyers, purchasers, distributors, farm-to-school or -institution programs, chefs, and healthy eating programmers: 
Every person that buys locally grown produce directly from farmers should have a basic understanding of the food safety guidelines and practices that the farmers follow. What is GAPs and why is it important to me? This training will allow you to ask your questions and you will leave having a clearer understanding of standards, regulatory requirements, and the practices followed by farmers to reduce microbial risk. 

This workshop will cover programs like GAPs and HGAPs as well as the new federal regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act. We will also discuss the regulations governing locally processed foods.
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2018 Becker Forum: Farm Employment Practices - Planning for the Future

January 15, 2018

Syracuse, NY

The 2018 Becker Forum will take place on Monday, January 15, one day prior to the opening of the Empire State Producers Expo. The forum will focus on agricultural workforce issues with three general themes: securing a legal agricultural workforce, labor law compliance and H-2A program topics.
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2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for the fruit and vegetable growers of this state, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. 
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Announcements

Local Farmers Support Hurricane Victims

A truckload of produce left Hansen Farms in Stanley, NY in September destined for Florida to feed hurricane victims. Local donations were made by
  • Hansen Farms
  • Reeves Farms
  • Red Jacket Orchards
  • Pederson Farms
  • Jordan Farms 
Transportation was coordinated by Maire Ullrich of the ENY Commercial Horticulture Program through Feeding America. Read the full story and see great photos of the Finger Lakes pick-up.

Another load of hard crop donations will be leaving WNY from Torrey Farms in Elba, NY the week of November 13. If you are interested in donating pallets of crops, contact Maire Ullrich. A record of donation will be provided.

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings Available

Proceedings from the Empire State Producers EXPO conference from 2011-2017 are available online.

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