Farm Beginnings® will Focus on Food Safety and (FSMA) Food Safety Modernization Act and Farm Leases tomorrow April 7th.

Food Safety is a major issue that is being addressed today, especially in the area of local food production. FSMA, the Food Safety Modernization Act is being implemented and trainings are being conducted across the United States.  Connie Fisk, former Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension now is with the Produce Safety Alliance with Cornell University as the Northwest Regional Extension Associate, conducting training in Food Safety. She will be presenting at Farm Beginnings®

If you are interested in learning more about FSMA and Food Safety Regulations that may impact you if you are selling local food, feel free to attend our class tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Douglas County Extension office at 8015 West Center Rd.  Cost of the class is $25 a person and includes lunch.  No pre-registration is required.  Following Connie Fisk’s presentation, Amy Swoboda, an attorney with Legal Aid of Nebraska will discuss Farm Leases and other legal issues.  The program will conclude at about 2:00 p.m.