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East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA Edgecombe County Center 1 year away
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Monthly Meeting of the Coastal Plain Beekeeping Chapter. Potluck supper followed by a speaker and discussion of honeybees.

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Jan 21 2020

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East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA Edgecombe County Center 1 month away
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Monthly Meeting of the Coastal Plain Beekeeping Chapter. Potluck supper followed by a speaker and discussion of honeybees.

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Jan 15 2019
201 St Andrew St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA 201 St Andrew St, Tarboro, NC 27886, USA Edgecombe County Center 1 month away
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Do you have an electric pressure cooker or plan to get one and are not sure how to use it? This hands-on class will cover:
Different pressure cooker models
Appliance features
Safety tips
Additional equipment you can purchase
Tricks to make cooking a breeze

Participants will complete recipes in an electric pressure cooker and sample.

Jan 24 2019
East Carolina Ag & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount East Carolina Ag & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount Edgecombe County Center 1 month away
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Join us for a refresher on soil fertility topics ranging from sampling methods, sample results, long-term fertility indicators, managing animal and alternative waste products, etc. Dr. Carl Crozier, NC State University Soil Scientist, will be our featured speaker.

Jan 25 2019
East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA Edgecombe County Center 2 months away
Description:

Monthly Meeting of the Coastal Plain Beekeeping Chapter. Potluck supper followed by a speaker and discussion of honeybees.

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Feb 19 2019
Wilson County Center, 1806 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893 Wilson County Center, 1806 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893 Edgecombe County Center 3 months away
Description:

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.

Feb 27 2019
East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, USA Edgecombe County Center 3 months away
Description:

Monthly Meeting of the Coastal Plain Beekeeping Chapter. Potluck supper followed by a speaker and discussion of honeybees.

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Mar 19 2019