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455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 2 months ago
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Description: Have you heard about the new set of federal food safety regulations and that small farms are exempt from this law? Come get the facts about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Produce Safety Rule (PSR).  Learn how the practices in the rule are relevant to small farms and how your farm may be impacted by the PSR.

As part of the FSMA, the FDA developed “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption,” commonly referred to as the Produce Safety Rule.  The PSR targets produce (fruits and vegetables) that are usually eaten raw, and its goal is to minimize the risks for consumers eating raw fruits and vegetables that could be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasitic organisms that cause foodborne illness.  The intent of this workshop is to help you understand where your farm may fall under this regulation and learn about food safety practices that are relevant to small, diversified farms in North Carolina.  Farm inspections are expected to start in the spring of 2019, and even though most small- and medium-scale farms may not be covered or qualified exempt from some of the stipulations of the rule, all produce growers have the responsibility to grow, pack, and hold produce following safe practices.

To help educate everyone on FSMA's impact on small farmers, a workshop will be held February 25, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center, located in the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton. Come learn with us!

A meal, which will start promptly at 6:00, will be provided, so please visit our registration page by February 21.  For more information, please contact Mack Johnson, Extension Horticultural Agent, at 910-671-3276 or mack_johnson@ncsu.edu.

Dr. Chip Simmons is an Extension Area Specialized Agent for food safety serving eastern North Carolina.  His background is in environmental/public health microbiology and food safety.  He is a lead trainer for both the Produce Safety Alliance curriculum as well as the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance curriculum, the two training curricula currently approved for meeting the requirements for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and the Food Safety Preventive Controls Rule, respectively.  He grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina, and the focus of his efforts are to promote food safety on produce farms by helping growers understand and prepare for FSMA implementation as well as to assist growers in meeting their buyer requirements.
Feb 25 Mon

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455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 4 days away
Description:
This two-night series will focus on horse nutrition, pasture management, forages, and grazing. 


For more information or to register, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 18 to Taylor Chavis.
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Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC, USA 4 days away
Description: Who:    4-H Youth Ages 14 – 18 (as of January 1, 2019)

What:        Activities will include workshops, tours, campfire and smores, spirit stick competition, district officer elections, and tons of networking.  There will be two workshop times and the following workshop topics will be provided:  Blue Crabs, Fort Caswell Tour, Squid Dissection, Busting Through the Walls to REALationships, Design Challenge, and Downward Spiral.

Cost:    County Council Officers      $50
             All Other Members               $60
   
The cost for this event is $75, but thanks to our United Way dollars, we are able to offer this at a reduced price.  The cost includes breakfast and lunch Saturday, lodging, workshops, and snacks.  Bring money for a quick supper on the way.            

Deadline to sign up and pay:  April 11 (Check or money order only)
To register, your 4-H online enrollment must be complete.


Details:  Leave the Extension Center Friday at 4 p.m. and return Saturday around 4 p.m.  Transportation will be provided.  We will send more details for those who register. 

For more information, contact Shea Ann DeJarnette, Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent,at 910-671-3276 or Shea_Ann_DeJarnette@ncsu.edu.

Apr 26 Fri
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA Robeson County Center 1 week away
Description:
Safe Plates for Food Handlers is a short training that covers basic information on safe food handling.   This program covers temperature control, personal hygiene and health, preventing cross-contamination, cleaning and sanitizing, and allergens. 


This program would be ideal for anyone working in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other food establishments.  This course is also appropriate for volunteer and temporary food handlers, such as those working at soup kitchens or fundraising events. 


Registration fee is $5, and can be mailed or brought the day of training.  Registration form can be mailed, emailed, or brought into office by April 29. A fillable PDF registration can be found at

https://robeson.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/SPFHRegistration_April-30.pdf

If mailing, send registration to:
Attn: Janice Fields/Denese Prevatte
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center
P.O. Box 2280
Lumberton, NC 28359

If emailing, send to:
Janice _Fields@ncsu.edu or Denese_Prevatte@ncsu.edu

For more information, contact Janice Fields by phone at 910-671-3276, by fax at 910-671-6278, or by email at Janice_Fields@ncsu.edu or Denese_Prevatte@ncsu.edu.


Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 23, 2019, to Janice Fields. 





         
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Description:
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Schedule
April 4..............Taking Control
April 11............Moving More
April 18............Living Mindfully
May 2..............Controlling YOUR Sodium
May 9..............Controlling YOUR Fat
May 16............Reducing YOUR Added Sugar
May 23............Eating More Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains
May 30............Staying In Control

For more information, or to sign up, contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at 910-671-3276 or janice_fields@ncsu.edu, or Francine McLaurin, Health Coordinator, St. Matthews Metropolitan AMEZ Church, at 910-610-5733.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least five business days prior to the date of the event to Janice Fields.
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Description:
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For more information or to register, contact Taylor Chavis, Extension Livestock Agent, at 910-671-3276 or taylor_chavis@ncsu.edu

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 18 to Taylor Chavis.
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