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Farm Food Safety Short-Course

KBC News Release

The Molokai Farm Food Safety Short-Course is being offered for farmers on Molokai who are interested in implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on their farms.  This is the first step in starting your Farm Food Safety Plan.  The first class, held in May was an overview of GAP.  There is still time to get in on this great opportunity for our agriculture community.

The course will run through September with one class being held per month.  Classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon  and registration is required (space is limited).  The next class will be held June 10 at the UH Maui College Farm and the topic will be Personal Hygiene — building your field hand washing station.  We will also visit a local farm in June.  The cost of the class is $7.50 per class.

To register call the Kuha`o Business Center (KBC) at 553-8100 or email Jennifer at jennifer.hawkins@co.maui.hi.us.  This short-course is being offered through a local partnership including UH CTAHR Molokai Extension Service, UH Maui College- Molokai, UH CTAHR Food Safety Program, County of Maui Office of Economic Development and Kuha`o Business center, and the Molokai Food Safety Working Group.  Additional classes will be held July 8 — Safe Use of Water, Aug. 12 — Pesticides and Worker Protection, and Sept. 9 — Post-harvest processing- Packing House Requirements and Options.

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