Food Safety Listening Session for Produce Growers

Thank you to all the participants in the session below.  Learn more about the issue at the links below.

Details of the National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement
To read testimony given at the hearings that have been taking place around the country:  Read Testimony

Ohio Produce Growers And Marketers Association website is:

Ohio producers of fresh fruits and vegetables have an opportunity to attend a Listening Session to hear about the various groups who are working to address the proposed changes to how local food is produced in Ohio.  This listening session provides the opportunity for growers to hear from experts in the food safety arena.  Speaker will include researchers for Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center (OARDC), The Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association (OPGMA), and Dr. Karl Kolb, Chief Science Officer, The High Sierra Group.  Participants will hear from these experts information about current regulations and the proposed changes to these regulations.  Information will also be shared about what Ohio is doing to ensure the sustainability of Ohio’s produce growers.  The Listening Session will be held on Oct. 19, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg.  For more information please contact Christie Welch, Farmers' Market Specialist with the Ohio State University South Centers via e-mail or via telephone to 740-289-2071 ext. 234.

Food Safety Listening Session

Oct. 19th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
at Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
8995 E Main St
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068