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Helping Ensure Safe and Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh produce growers are required to comply with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule that is intended to minimize the risk of consumer food borne illnesses from the fresh produce they grow. Produce farming practices in Wisconsin are diverse and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to produce safety. Extension educators assist growers by providing training and by visiting farms to provide produce safety technical assistance needed by growers to pass inspections.

Becoming the Employer of Choice

In 2017-2019, Extension colleagues reached more than 150 farm owners/managers through educational programs in locations around the state, including Brown, Dane, Fond du Lac, and Washington counties. The program curriculum and promotion materials were available in both English and Spanish, and simultaneous interpretation was also available.

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