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Southern Region Integrated Produce Safety Conference - San Antonio

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:00 AM

ABOUT Join us for the 2019 SRIPS Conference!  Last year, our partners from industry, trade organizations, non-profit organizations, universities, and government agencies shared efforts and discussed challenges affecting FSMA outreach over an engaging day and a half conference.  This year, we will be drawing together the same partners for a focus on outreach, implementation, and inspection strategies.  Bringing together outreach and implementation partners at the 2019 SRIPS Conference will help ensure that the training needs of the owners and operators of small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, and small food processors are being met in a consistent way and that we are taking advantage of resources developed across the region.  The goal of this meeting will be to share best practices around outreach, implementation, and inspection strategies among southern states.  We will discuss ongoing efforts in the delivery of FSMA related training, education and technical assistance within the southern US.  As a key component of the conference, we will hear outreach, implementation, and inspection updates from each state. TENTATIVE AGENDA Click here for a draft agenda. OPTIONAL FARM TOUR (FULL) An optional farm tour will take place on Wednesday, October 30th, departing Hotel Valencia at 1:00pm, and arriving back at the hotel by 4:00pm.  The tour will travel to San Antonio Food Bank (more information about the stop is below).  The tour capacity is limited to 19 people, and availability is first come, first served.  If you would like to attend this tour, there is a space to indicate that on your registration form.  Once the tour fills up, that space will no longer appear on the registration form.  If you have any questions about the tour, please contact Richard De Lost Santos at richard.delossantos@texasagriculture.gov or Billy Mitchell at bmitchell@nfudc.org.   Tour Stop:   San Antonio Food Bank 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78227 https://safoodbank.org/ REGISTRATION The fee for the conference is $115.  Registration includes conference materials, refreshments, and lunch on Day 1.  Registration is limited.  For conference questions, contact Katelynn Stull at k.stull@ufl.edu or 863-956-8656. For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu or 863-956-8632. Click here for a printable flyer:  http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/events/pdf/SRIPSConference_102919_Flyer.pdf LOCATION & LODGING San Antonio, TX is accessible from the San Antonio International Airport.  To make reservations at Hotel Valencia, call the reservation line at 855-596-3387 and mention the Southern Region Integrated Produce Safety group OR book online by clicking here.  Link and group code will be valid until 10/8/2019.

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