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Online Course - Beginning Farmer Guidebook

The Beginning Farmer Guidebook is now online! The online course includes live links and videos with each section of the guidebook. It is free and a great way to learn! 1. Go to https://campus.extension.org/ 2. Search for "Maryland Farmer" 3. You will need set up a log in to the site

COVID-19 Farm Resource Videos

UME COVID-19 Farmer Resources UME Covid Resources Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6HeSlzSwao04q7fWeyJSyyABCseMS2j2 UME Resources animated https://youtu.be/qNaXCc0XqVQ UME Resources video https://youtu.be/QM6nCwf6WAw Marketing: Surviving the Bounce https://youtu.be/pcgt3t5s024...

COVID-19 Resources

Offices are closed but Extension is open. We remain committed to our core mission and are working to move even more resources online and through innovative formats. Find us Find your local office employee list (email): https://extension.umd.edu/locations AGNR Directory: https://agnr.umd.edu/about/...

Maryland Beginning Farmer Guidebook

Please provide us with your name and mailing address to receive a copy of the Maryland Beginning Farmer Guidebook

Requirements for Direct Marketers

Food Safety Requirements for Direct Marketing Farm Raised Meats, Poultry and Eggs in Maryland Resources: A Producer's Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland, https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/.../EB372MeatRegulations.pdf Regulatory Information Center -...

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is sweeping legislation designed to protect the American public by focusing on preventing illness rather than responding to outbreaks after people are already sick. The Act was passed in 2010. FSMS amends the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and gives FDA...

The Food Safety System

UNDERSTANDING THE FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM The government sets the standards for food safety and enforces them through the licensing process. Jurisdiction over food safety regulations and licensing is divided among a few different government agencies. In general, federal regulations supersede state...

Food Safety Plans and Compliance

Building a good food safety plan is a top priority for a new and beginning farm business. Food safe is incredibly important for every farm, regardless of size, methods of production, or marketing outlets. It is a common misconception that food safety and the need to implement the practices...

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points Program

HACCP (pronounced “hassip”) is a tool that can be useful in the prevention of food safety hazards. In the past, periodic plant inspections and sample inspections have been used to check product quality and ensure safety. Inspection and sample testing provides information relevant only for the...

Good Agriculture Practices

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) are voluntary audits that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards. GAP & GHP audits verify adherence to the...

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