Who Should Attend? Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training […]
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By: Mayhah Suri ALEI Research Assistant Margaret Todd has recently produced two publications to assist Maryland farmers. The first is an explainer of pasture leasing in Maryland. The document includes sample agreements and information about the importance of leasing. This publication was developed in response to requests from farmers for a pasture resource specific to Maryland. The publication is available here (link will prompt a direct download). The second publication is a step-by-step guide to […]
A key mission of the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is to identify the legal needs of Maryland’s farm families and create educational resources designed to meet those needs. Recently, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) conducted a series of agricultural needs assessment surveys, collecting data from 16 counties in Maryland’s eastern shore and western-northern region. In the category of industry viability and concerns, early survey results show respondents ranked regulations and legislation as their […]
Nicole Cook, environmental and agricultural faculty legal specialist with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative at UMES, will be the keynote speaker at the UMES winter workshop, scheduled for Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Richard A. Henson Center. The workshop, intended for farmers with business and legal concerns, will focus on agriculture labor and taxes. “The workshop is a one-stop-shop opportunity for farmers to get a lot of information in a […]
The University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) provided a series of special on-farm food safety and recall readiness trainings for farmers in January 2018. These trainings are supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. A series of webinars are scheduled for February for those who were unable to […]