1. Greenhouse Management Workshop: Sustainable & Safe Crop Production

    Oct 24, 2019

    The OSU CFAES presents a Greenhouse Management Workshop focusing on Sustainable & Safe Crop Production. This two-day workshop includes numerous sessions, 2 tours, and the option for achieving GAPs Certification. The schedule for both days is as follows:

    DAY ONE:

    Session 1: Fundamentals in Climate Control to Assure Crop Production

    Greenhouse Temperature and Humidity Management, Peter Ling, OSU

    Greenhouse Lighting, Chieri Kubota, OSU

  2. Beth Scheckelhoff showing two students a chicken

    Meet Our Team Members: Beth Sheckelhoff

    Sep 21, 2019

    This month's Team Member Spotlight is on Beth Scheckelhoff, Ph.D. Beth has been a part of The Ohio State University as an Extension Educator for 14 years and has been a member of the produce safety team since 2015.

    Beth teaches produce safety topics to greenhouse and field vegetable producers as well as urban gardeners and community groups in NW Ohio. Teaching topics range from good agricultural practices, implementing the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, developing Farm Food Safety Plans, and conducting mock walk-throughs for GAPs certification. 

  3. Amy Stone Joins the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team

    Sep 17, 2019

    Lucas County ANR Extension Educator Amy Stone is the newest member of the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. 

  4. Farmer's hands

    Stress task force created for Ohio farmers in crisis

    Aug 21, 2019

    "When rain this past spring kept farmers from planting, among the comments that circulated on Facebook was one offering a phone number for a suicide hotline.  

    Now, perhaps more than ever, farmers might need help with how to keep their businesses afloat, how to find jobs off the farm, how to find clinicians to help deal with mounting frustration or despair that might come with running a business farming the land.

  5. Marcus McCartney Headshot

    Marcus McCartney Joins the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team

    Aug 12, 2019

    Washington County ANR Extension Educator Marcus McCartney is the newest member of the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. 

  6. USDA Harmonized GAP Handbook Now Available

    Jul 3, 2019

    Ensuring on-farm food safety is a priority for fruit and vegetable producers in the US.  More and more produce buyers are requiring growers to demonstrate that they are trained in on-farm food safety and implementing best growing and handling practices.

  7. Shot of a vineyard row with clear skies.

    Almond and Wine Grape Growers Catch Break on Food Safety

    Jun 24, 2019

    Click here to view the entire article on the Growing Produce website, written by David Eddy

    The FDA has issued final guidance stating the agency’s intent to exercise enforcement discretion for the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), as they apply to entities growing, harvesting, packing, and holding wine grapes, hops, pulses, and almonds. This means the agency does not intend to enforce requirements of the rule for farmers and producers of these commodities...

  8. E coli

    Preventing Foodborne Illness on the Farm

    Apr 9, 2019

    This article was posted on the CFAES website. Click the title above to read how to prevent foodborne illness on the farm. Follow this link to read more news, tips and events for April 8th, 2019.

  9. romaine

    Keep Your Produce Safe

    Feb 18, 2019

    Click here to read the entire article to learn more about what greenhouse growers can do to lower the risk of contamination. This article was published in the February edition of Produce Grower, written by Lisa Lupo.

  10. Choosing the right food safety training class

    Choosing the Right Food Safety Training Class

    Feb 5, 2019

    What Food Safety Class is Best for You? 

    This article describes some of the food safety trainings available in Ohio by The Ohio State University Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team.