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N.C. Market Ready Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family Training Curriculum

One of the first tools released by N.C. MarketReady will be the Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family training curriculum to help fruit and vegetable growers across the state minimize fresh produce safety risks. The training manual will be distributed statewide in November to Cooperative Extension agents who will offer workshops for growers. The training manual focuses on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), including what it takes to obtain GAPs certification, and managing risks from field to market.

N.C. MarketReady Is New Name for the Value-Added Agriculture Program

N.C. State University's Program for Value-Added & Alternative Agriculture will become N.C. MarketReady, effective Oct. 20. "We are excited about this new name," said Dr. Blake Brown, the director of the program. "The new name, N.C. MarketReady, more accurately communicates the scope of our program's work."

Southeast Strawberry Expo

November 8-10, 2009 Expo attendees may attend educational sessions, workshops and an industry trade show at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. They will also have the opportunity to tour Vollmer Farm in Bunn, N.C., and several Raleigh sites including the N.C. State Micropropagation Unit, the NCDA&CS Agronomics Lab and the N.C. State Farmers Market.