Farm Bureau Events
Feb. 5: WAC Legislative Reception & Workshop, 10 am – 3 pm, Oregon State Capitol. Get event flyer.
|For more information about any Young Farmers & Ranchers event listed below, contact YF&R Chair Jenny Freeborn at email@example.com or OFB’s Jacon Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clackamas and Marion County YF&R Meeting
Oregon YF&R Winter Committee Meeting
Jan 19, 2018 – Jan 21, 2018
AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference
Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 19, 2018
Tentative* BC, Canada Exchange Tour
Mar 16, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018
Oregon YF&R at the Oregon FFA Convention!
Mar 23, 2018 – Mar 26, 2018
Other Events in the Oregon Ag Community
Dunn Carney Ag Summit
Friday, January 26, 2018
Salem Convention Center
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register Now at DunnCarney.com
|Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) Trainings
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) was finalized in November of 2015. This new rule sets the first-ever federal regulatory standards for the production, harvest, and handling of fruits and vegetables in an effort to prevent microbial contamination and reduce foodborne illnesses. The rule specifies that on every farm at least one supervisor or responsible party must successfully complete a food safety training at least equivalent to the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training.
Exemptions and exclusions – are you covered? Register using the links below, or by visiting the
Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training webpage
Cost to register: $25
|Even if your farm or operation isn’t covered by the rule, this low-cost, up-to-the-minute training is a great opportunity for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in:
- Best food safety practices for growing, harvesting and packing produce,
- Key Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule
In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module.
This full-day training will cover:
- Introduction to produce safety
- Worker health, hygiene, and training
- Soil amendments
- Wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use
- Agricultural water
- Post-harvest handling and sanitation
- How to develop a farm food safety plan
There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
Benefits of attending the course
The course provides 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:
- 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
- Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them
2018 Agritourism Conference.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:30am-3:00pm
WHERE: The Oregon Garden, Orchid Room, 895 W. Main Street, Silverton
COST: $20 per person, includes lunch
Oregon Farm to School Summit
Jan. 25-26, Silverton
Dunn Carney Eastern Oregon Ag Summit
Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Blue Mountain Community College
Oregon Small Farms Conference
Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis at the LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Saturday, February 24, 2018