Kristin Woods, Ph.D.; Regional Extension Agent; Food Safety, Commercial Horticulture, Poultry; Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Auburn University
Do you occasionally get questions about produce safety certifications and regulations, but don’t have time to take a multiday course? This free two hour course may be for you. The Small Fruit Certifications course provides Extension agents and specialists with a broad overview of certifications and regulations affecting small fruit producers in the southern region. The course covers the basics of the National Organics Program, Certified Naturally Grown, Primus Global Food Safety Initiative, United States Department of Agriculture, Good Agricultural Practices, and the Food Safety Modernization Act. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate of attendance. The program was developed by Auburn University, the University of Georgia, and Clemson University and sponsored by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium. Enroll at https://www.aces.edu/go/SmallFruitCertifications.