Last Chance for Discounted Tickets to the Santa Rosa Region FSMA Workshop

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This is the last week to purchase tickets for the November 7 food safety workshop in Santa Rosa, California that meets the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training requirement for produce growers. Thanks to a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, workshop tickets only cost $35 per attendee. Without grant support, these trainings can cost hundreds of dollars per person.
If you can’t make it to the November 7 workshop, the CCOF Foundation is offering additional workshops in January 2019. These workshops are hosted as pre-conference events at the 2019 EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, California and will be offered in both English and Spanish. You do not need to attend the EcoFarm Conference to participate in the pre-conference workshops. You can register for the workshops via the EcoFarm registration page.
To find out whether your produce farm is required to attend a mandatory FSMA food safety training, read our FSMA Basics for Produce Growers blog post or watch a recording of the How Do I Need to Comply with FSMA? webinar.
Even if your produce farm isn’t required to take a FSMA food safety training in 2018, farmers who will be required to attend the training in the future may want to consider taking advantage the discounted workshops rates! 
For more information about the upcoming FSMA food safety workshops, visit the CCOF website