News & Updates
Free classes and trainings on well water
The University of Illinois Urbana is providing free classes and trainings on well water. To learn more about these opportunities, visit privatewellclass.org.
Come work with Safe Wisconsin Produce
Safe Wisconsin Produce is accepting applications for a produce outreach specialist (project) position. Applications must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 5. Learn more about the position.
Update on FSMA proposed rule for food traceability
The FDA met its obligation to send the FSMA Final Rule: Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) by Nov. 7, 2022. Publication is managed by the OFR and the FDA anticipates publication within one or two weeks after submission. Learn more, and use the Exemptions to the Food Traceability Rule tool to find whether your farm is fully or partially exempt.
DATCP announces plans for Local Food Purchasing Assistance Program and webinar
DATCP has signed a cooperative agreement with USDA to create the Wisconsin Local Food Purchasing Assistance Program. This program aims to strengthen local and regional food systems; support underserved, small Wisconsin farmers; and distribute fresh, nutritious foods to underserved communities.
Resources on greens spinners and food safety
The Michigan State University Extension Agrifood Safety Work Group offers several food safety resources related to greens spinners. Check out their video on
cleaning washing machine green spinners, a
washing machine greens spinner conversion guide, and a blog titled, "Confessions of a Dirty Greens Spinner." These resources and more also can be found on our
Attend December's Produce Safety Alliance grower training
DATCP is co-sponsoring a remote English grower training with Wisconsin Farmers Union. This course is intended for farms that grow, harvest, pack or hold produce or plan to in the future. Others interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, good agricultural practices and food safety also are welcome.
Virtual training opportunity in December
The North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance (NCR FSMA) is offering a virtual training course — Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Preharvest Agricultural Water On-Farm. The event will be held in December. Learn more at the