Food Safety for Specialty Crop Producers During & Post COVID-19
FREE ONLINE EVENT
June 16, 2020 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Please join the Kansas Rural Center for a free online event focusing on food safety for specialty crop growers.
This growing season is presenting new challenges and opportunities in many aspects of raising and marketing produce. While following food safety measures is always important, some extra precautions and practices during the current pandemic are necessary to ensure your safety and the safety of your customers. Our online event will include a virtual farm tour and a chance to hear from farmers across Kansas about changes they have made in response to the pandemic.
The event included, a virtual tour of Dan Kuhn’s farm and Depot Market , and a farmer panel led by Extension Food Safety Specialist, Londa Nwadike. The farm panel will feature: Susan Rommelfanger of Rommey Farms near Cassoday, KS, Jessi Asmussen of Mellowfields Farm near Lawrence, KS, and Dan Kuhn of Kuhn Family Farm near Courtland, KS.
Resources Referenced on the Webinar:
K-State Research & Extension Produce Safety
Guidelines for U-Pick Guests – K-State Research and Extension
K-State Rapid Response Center – Local Food Resources
Risk Management for Specialty Crop Producers – Project Resources:
Crop Insurance 101
Whole Farm Revenue Protection
FinPack Financial Analysis
Find an RMA Crop Insurance Agent
North Central -Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
KRC’s Risk Management for Specialty Crop Growers project is funded by USDA RMA and has focused on business and financial strategies and tools, crop insurance, and USDA programs available to specialty crop growers.