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Providing Small Farms An Integrated Approach to Meet Fsma, Gaps, and Nop Requirements Through Education, Outreach, and Technical Support

Investigators
Vargo, A.
Institutions
Local Food Hub, Inc.
Start date
2016
End date
2017
Objective
ObjectivesObjective 1 Work with LFH partner farms to determine level of FSMA coverage, build customized work-plans to achieve compliance, and evaluate integration of GAPs and NOP into these plans.Objective 2 Provide one-on-one technical assistance through farm visits and work sessions, as a follow-up to PSA Grower Training on FSMA's Produce Safety Rule.Objective 3 Develop complementary FSMA resources related to integrated record-keeping strategies, farm worker training for small, diversified farms, and on-farm infrastructure upgrades.Objective 4Develop and administer a communication plan with the Southern Center for FSMA Training, including an evaluative component with both qualitative and quantitative measures.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
VA.W-2016-07339
Accession number
1010498
Categories
Education and Training
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants