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Holstein Barn, 6716 Orange Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Holstein Barn, 6716 Orange Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Orange County Center 3 months away

Interested in showing an animal? Raise & show one of the following 4-H or FFA Projects: Market Lambs, Ewe Lambs, Feeder Steer, Meat Goats, Market Steers, Beef Heifers, Market Hogs.

This show is open to youth ages 5-18 in the following counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Wake.

Contact your local Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent, Livestock Agent, or FFA Advisor for more information.

Livestock Show Webpage: piedmontlivestockshow.org/

For Registration, visit orange.ces.ncsu.edu.

Apr 16 Tue

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Contact 4-H Agent Jonathon Smith for more information. Applications are available for graduating high school seniors.

Jan 22 Tue
3720 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA 3720 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA Orange County Center 3 days away

Opportunity for youth to practice their livestock judging skills at the NC State University Beef Educational Unit. More information available closer to the event.

Jan 26 Sat
Chatham County Center, 1192 U.S. 64 West Business Suite 400, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Chatham County Center, 1192 U.S. 64 West Business Suite 400, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Orange County Center 1 week away

This is a one-day training course for growers on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum that meets the regulatory requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. To register please go to: ncfreshproducesafety.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/02/fsma-produce-safety-rule-growers-training/

Workshop registration fee:

$50.00 for NC residents.

$100.00 for Out-of-State participants.

The registration fee includes lunch, the Produce Safety Alliance manual and the certificate of participation. A Golden LEAF Grant is supporting this training and offsetting the registration costs for a limited time.

Payment can be made on the registration site via credit card (preferred) or by check.

Who should attend:

The Produce Safety Rule requires all farms that grow, pack, harvest and/or hold covered produce, making over $26,999 in annual produce sales (average over the last 3 years) and not qualifying for an exemption from the Rule to attend this training.

For a step-by-step guide of who needs to attend this training click here. This is a one-page document that provides a summary of exemptions under the PS Rule. Be aware that for exempt or qualified exempt farms that are not required to attend a PSA Grower training there are other requirements that must be fulfilled.

The PSA Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

Course information:

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

Introduction to Produce Safety
Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
Soil Amendments
Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Post harvest Water)
Post harvest Handling and Sanitation
How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module.

Benefits of attending the course

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:

Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm.
How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm.
Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.

Participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

For further information on the Produce Safety Alliance, please see: producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training.

For questions regarding the workshops posted, please contact Chip Simmons at 919-414-5632 or via email at odsimmon@ncsu.edu.

Jan 31 Thu
Schley Grange Hall, 3416 Schley Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA Schley Grange Hall, 3416 Schley Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA Orange County Center 2 weeks away
Feb 4 Mon