Practical Farm Certifications Workshop

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Inglewood Plantation

6287 Old Baton Rouge Highway

#9327

Alexandria, LA 71302

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Email smelhado@agcenter.lsu.edu for questions or to be involved.

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Please join Louisiana SARE with the LSU AgCenter to learn which certifications are practical for your growing operation. Too often are producers met with "You need this certification," with no information on where to start. The objective of this workshop is for attendees to leave understanding whether or not they need to be certified, who they need to get in touch with, and what the first steps are to get a certification. As this is also a train-the-trainer workshop, extension agents, mentor farmers, state and non-profit representatives will take the information from this training and share it with growers and producers to help them achieve the certifications that are right for them.

For each certification we will cover the Meaning, Process of acquiring, Who to contact, Cost, Application (Who is covered/can apply/must apply), Length of certification/renewal rate. We will also have examples of certified businesses to help demonstrate the real-world difference these certifications can make.

Certifications to be covered include:

Food Safety

  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)- Produce Safety Rule
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
  • Safe Quality Food (SQF)

Branding

  • LDAF Certified Louisiana
  • LDAF Louisiana Grown
  • Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
  • Certified Grassfed

Organic

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Certified Naturally Grown

Lunch will be included in the training with an optional tour of Inglewood Farm at the conclusion of the workshop.

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Inglewood Plantation

6287 Old Baton Rouge Highway

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Alexandria, LA 71302

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