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Sunday, August 15, 2021

8/16: Skills for Confident Farm to Institution Food Safety Conversations

Having a conversation about a supplier's on farm food safety practices can help a buyer feel confident that the produce they are purchasing has been grown and handled safely. Join MSU Extension and Partners for this one hour webinar:

Building skills for confident buyer-supplier conversations about farm to institution food safety

August 16, 2021 2:00PM - 3:00PM

This webinar will feature guest speakers from University of Michigan Dining and the Marquette Food Co-op who will discuss how they have built relationships with local farms rooted in two-way communications about food safety. A Michigan Produce Safety Technician will also speak about the technical assistance and resources that they provide to farms to address produce safety needs. Participants will gain skills for having informed and productive conversations about on farm food safety concerns and expectations for farm to institution buying relationships.

Who should attend: Individuals who purchase or want to begin purchasing local produce for early childhood education centers, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, eldercare facilities and other institutional food service programs. Local farms, food hubs, and distributors interested in farm to institution marketing.

Join Zoom Meeting

Passcode: 736530

Meeting ID: 941 7519 7347

Find your local number:

Mariel Borgman


Community Food Systems Educator

MSU Extension at the KVCC Food Innovation Center

224 E. Crosstown Pky.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Cell: 989-506-3922

MSU Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.

El Servicio de Extensión (Extension Service) de MSU ofrece programas educativos, actividades, y materiales sin discriminación basada sobre edad, color, incapacidades, identidad o expresión de identidad sexual, información genética, estado matrimonial, origen nacional, raza, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, o estado de veteran.

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