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By Mary HightowerU of A System Division of AgricultureDec. 19, 2017
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas fruit and vegetable growers will have three opportunities in
January to attend training to comply with the new produce safety rule under Food Safety
The act, known as FSMA, meant to strengthen safeguards in the U.S. food supply. The
Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture, will be helping Arkansas farmers obtain needed certification. The
training is conducted by Amanda Perez, DrPh, assistant professor for Agriculture and
Natural Resources, for the Division of Agriculture.
Training locations and dates are listed below. Participants must register in advance
to attend one of these workshops.
A survey is available to help producers and processors determine how their farms will
be affected by the Produce Safety Rule. Visit the website to complete the survey or
for more information about the Produce Safety Rule, contact Amanda Perez at email@example.com.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran
status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org