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Still Room in March 21 Produce Safety Workshop

March 7, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio – There’s still space in Ohio State University’s Produce Safety Education Program offered twice on March 21 in Ottawa west of Findlay. The workshop, for growers big and small, looks at science-based ways to make fresh fruits and vegetables safer.

Registration costs $40 and is paid at the door, but a spot can be reserved by calling Ohio State’s Robert McCall in Bowling Green, 419-354-6919, or Ashley Kulhanek in Wooster, 330-202-3555, ext. 2918. Attendance is limited to 50.

Choose from one of two sessions: in the morning from 9 a.m.-noon or in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Both will be at Ohio State University Extension’s Putnam County office, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.

Among the topics: Water issues, soil amendments, traceability, consumer perceptions, Good Handling Practices, Good Agricultural Practices and a background on foodborne illnesses.

For more information, call McCall or Kulhanek or visit (click on “Program Dates”) or

Ohio State’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team is the sponsor.

The same program is being offered on April 4 in Clayton in southwest Ohio and on April 7 in Piketon in the state’s southeast.

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Kurt Knebusch
Ashley Kulhanek