On-Farm Food Safety, Postharvest Handling, and Wholesale Marketing Workshops

FamilyFarmed is pleased to announce the opportunity to bring our acclaimed training resources to your network of produce farmers. Our workshops are highly customized to focus on your areas of need and can be scheduled for 1 – 2 days. FamilyFarmed can provide cost proposals should you be interested in applying for a state or federal grant. Continue reading ‘On-Farm Food Safety, Postharvest Handling, and Wholesale Marketing Workshops’

Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification Due June 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015, in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Continue reading ‘Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification Due June 1′

Two Americorps VISTA Positions Available to work with Central MN Farmers’ Markets

There are two VISTA positions open that will help build capacity and support food access at Central Minnesota Farmers Markets, one with the MN Department of Human Services and one with the University of Minnesota Extension. These are full-time, year long positions beginning at the end of July. Apply by May 30, 2015. Continue reading ‘Two Americorps VISTA Positions Available to work with Central MN Farmers’ Markets’

Assistant Market Manager Position with Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers’ Markets (Minneapolis)

Neighborhood Roots, the organization that runs the Fulton, Kingfield & Nokomis Farmers Markets, is hiring an assistant market manager for the 2015 market season. The full description is included below and linked to on our website:http://neighborhoodrootsmn.org/employment/  . Apply by April 20, 2015. Continue reading ‘Assistant Market Manager Position with Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers’ Markets (Minneapolis)’

Minneapolis Farm-to-School Program Seeks Donations of Seeds & Seedlings

We are U of M students who are interning with the Farm to School Program at the Minneapolis Public School’s Culinary & Nutrition Services Center. Currently, we are planning the second year of a vegetable garden for the front of the Nutrition Center and are in need of seed/seedling donations. Below is a list of the seeds and seedlings that we need. Continue reading ‘Minneapolis Farm-to-School Program Seeks Donations of Seeds & Seedlings’

Vacancies on National Organic Standards Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations to fill five vacancies on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Nominations must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

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Comment Period Open on FDA’s Proposed Rule for Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities

Food facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States must register with FDA. Notably, establishments that are “retail food establishments,” farms, restaurants, and certain other entities are exempt from the requirement to register. The proposed rule would amend the definition of a retail food establishment in a way that would expand the number of establishments that are considered retail food establishments, and that are therefore not required to register. Submit comments by June 8, 2015. Continue reading ‘Comment Period Open on FDA’s Proposed Rule for Amendments to Registration of Food Facilities’



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