Food Safety Modernization Act Webinar

Full_Market_Basket1Join the Practical Farmers of Iowa on Tuesday, March 31st for a webinar about how the Food Safety Modernization Act will impact farmers. This is the last in a series of free winter farminars that are open to all and allow participants to ask questions in real-time.

The upcoming seminar will feature Sophia Kruszewski from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, who will introduce the Food Safety Modernization Act and will talk about what implementation will mean for farmers. Chris Blanchard, an Organic farmer and farm consultant at Flying Rutabaga Works, will then discuss how farmers can comply with the new rules and regulations.

Details: Tuesday, March 31st from 7-8:30 p.m. CST; log on at practicalfarmers.org/farminar and sign in as “Guest” to participate.

Remember to Register Your Sensitive Site

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Essential for Organic Producers:
To protect yourself from pesticide drift, register with The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) sensitive crop registry.  This registry is used to create an on-line directory for use by pesticide applicators to identify the locations of sensitive crops and apiaries and minimize the potential for pesticide drift damage.

Make sure to register your organic site or apiary for 2015.  
You must re-register each calendar year.

Click here to visit the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship’s site to read more or register.