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food safety


Urban Ag home | Table of contents Whether you grow vegetables, raise livestock, or culture mushrooms, taking the time to learn more about the topics in this chapter will help you better use the resources available to you to maximize how much you produce while minimizing the impacts of challenges...

Harvest, post-harvest storage, and food safety

Urban Ag home | Table of contents How you harvest your crops and how you store them until your customers purchase them has an important impact on the quality of your product and on food safety risk management. For most vegetables and fruits, especially leafy greens and herbs, harvesting first thing...

How to Use and Calibrate Your Food Thermometer

Cooking food to a safe minimal temperature, using a food thermometer is an important behavior to reduce foodborne illness among consumers. However, data from FDA observed 67% of consumers owning a food thermometer, and this has not changed in 10 years. Using a food thermometer all the time for...

Production topics to learn more about

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Across production systems, there are several important urban production topics a grower will need to learn about and consider in their risk management planning: Urban soils and growing media Soil contamination assessment and risk management Nutrient management Crop...

How to Build a Miniature Refrigerator for Nutrition & Food Safety Demonstrations

This Fact sheet is to show educators how to recycle plastic or foam board into an educational tool, that can be used for nutrition and food safety purposes.

Planning an International Trip? - Book Author Discussion with Allan Daly

Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
Travelers can take charge of their own food safety and demand that it be a top priority because the ravages of foodborne illness can destroy vacations... at best. Deathly Ill is a soon to be published, true adventure about M. Allan Daly’s quest to make food safer for travelers visiting Latin...

Baltimore County, UME EXPO

Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County is hosting an EXPO showcasing; Farmers Market, Agriculture, Games, Cow Pie Bingo, Demonstrations, Food and Fun Some of the special interest topics include; Precision Agriculture Homeowner Stormwater Practices No-Cook Jam Healthy Gardens GMOs Join...
blue catfish
Since a recent purchasing agreement by state agencies made it possible to sell the invasive blue catfish to state institutions, Cathy Liu and Erin Carney of the University of Maryland Extension have...


Monday, Apr. 29, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Monday April 29, 2019 8:00AM – 4:30 PM Maryland Department of Agriculture 50 Harry S Truman Parkway Annapolis MD 21401 To Register: Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes...

Basic GAP - Good Agricultural Practices Training

Monday, Mar. 18, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
Who should attend: This one-day workshop is highly recommended for small- and large-scale fruit and vegetable producers who want to understand how to meet basic U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety requirements and/or are considering Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certification...


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