Webinars and Trainings (Time Sensitive)

These resources are webinars and training opportunities in other categories related to food system production, marketing, and consumption.

Virtual Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – April 13 & 14; 1:00 – 5:00 PM EST – Registration deadline March 26 – We are pleased to offer this course to help produce growers learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and help them fulfill the educational requirement associated with the Produce Safety Rule. All non-exempt farms are required to have at least one person on the farm who has attended an approved FSMA PSR training, like this one. How do you know if the Produce Safety Rule applies to your farm? Watch this great video here! Even if you are exempt, you are required to keep specific records, which we will go over in the workshop. There will be time for discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. From beginners to experienced growers, everyone can benefit from taking the time to think about food safety on their farm!  The course will include remote delivery over two days. Each day, trainers will spend approximately four hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules: 1) Introduction to produce safety, 2) Worker health and hygiene, 3) Soil amendments, 4) Wildlife, domesticated animals and land use, 5) Agricultural water (production and postharvest water), 6) Postharvest handling and sanitation, and 7) How to develop a farm food safety plan

Sustainable Vegetable Production Webinar in Spanish – Sembrador Huerta Familiar Sostenible – Wednesdays, March 17 to June 9, 2021; 6:30-8:00 PM Central Time  – Cada miércoles del 17 de marzo al 9 de junio 2021 Hora estándar central – El seminario en línea se impartirá en español utilizando la plataforma Zoom. El seminario cubrirá temas ralacionados al cultivo sostenible de vegetales en huertas, fertiliad de suelos, manejo de pestes, beneficios nutricionales y a la salud, preservación de vegetales, liderazgo e integración comunitaria, y consideraciones/desafíos de la transición a la producción comercial. Los participantes tendran acceso a grabaciones de las clases (disponobles hasta el 9 de julio), residentes de Kansas City (KC) recibiran una membresia al KCCG, residentes fuera de KC recibiran paquetes de semillas (cortesía del KCCG), registro sin costo para residentes de Missouri, y copias en PDF de las diapositivas y recursos.  $100 (sin costo para residentes de Missouri gracias al patrocinio del FCS Financial en Missouri)