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Our Extension Food Systems and Safety team posts timely content for Arkansas producers and food business owners.

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Farmers Market Sales Restrictions Lifted 

May 21, 2020

The Arkansas Department of Health has lifted restrictions on the types of products that may be sold at Farmers Markets. Read more on the guidance from ADH.

  • Farmers Market Guidance Update
  • Last call for Creating Food Processing Businesses in Arkansas Webinar
  • Welcome our newst team member: Dr. Natacha Cureau
  • Local Foods Open Space Discussion - SNAP Benefit Expansion, Local Food Access and School Nutrition
  • Webinar Opportunities
  • COVID-19 Article: The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

Creating Food Processing Businesses in Arkansas Webinar 

May 14, 2020

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to start your own food processing business in Arkansas! 

Topics in this issue:

  • Creating Food Processing Businesses in Arkansas Webinar
  • Local Foods Open Space Discussion - SNAP Benefit Expansion, Local Food Access and School Nutrition
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance
  • Heifer Ranch Field Trip
  • Webinar Opportunities 

Farmers Market Response to COVID-19 

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we do alomst everything. Farmers Markets are having to shift how they do business. Learn about the changes many markets are making.

Topics in this issue:

  • Local Foods Open Space Discussion - Farmers Market Response During COVID-19
  • Produce Safety Spotlight - Farm Labor During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
  • Creating Food Processing Businesses in Arkansas Webinar
  • Meat Processing Laws in the US
  • Clinton School Speaker Series
  • COVID-19 resources

Taking Your Business Online and Safe Delivery Methods 

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we do alomst everything. Learn about how to move your food business online and to deliver food to our customers in a safe fashion. 

Topics in this issue:

  • Local Foods Open Space Discussion - Taking your Business Online
  • New FSMA Produce Safety Rule Inflation Adjusted Cutoffs
  • Webinar opportunities
  • COVID-19 resources

Local, Regional and Safe Foods Updates 

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we do alomst everything. Stay up-to-date on best practices for managing your farm or food business.

Topics in this issue:

  • Network Conversations - Produce Safety in School Gardens
  • Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
  • Webinar opportunities
  • Audit and Inspection Updates
  • COVID-19 resources

Produce Safety and Local Foods Updates 

April 8, 2020

On-farm food safety practices are vital in the produce industry, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up-to-date on best practices for managing your farm or food business.

Topics in this issue:

  • Online produce safety training
  • Local foods open space discussion
  • Webinar opportunities
  • How to become a Share Grounds client
  • COVID-19 resources

Helping Food Businesses Navigate the Times 

April 2, 2020

While many businesses are closing there doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the food industry is critical to the well being of all citizens. These resources will help you naviagte the challenges to your business.

Topics in this issue:

  • COVID-19 response
  • Local Foods resources
  • Farmers market update
  • Share Grounds update
  • Webinar opportunity
  • COVID-19 resources

 

 

 

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