To help small produce farmers track their produce operation from farm to buyer, a new Traceability App for Produce Growers is available.
The app allows the grower to map their fields, designate a code for each commodity grown, generate a harvest date and lot code, and create a product sticker to print out the information and adhere to the packaging. These lot codes can also be added to invoices for the buyers.
This tool will enhance the small produce growers ability to track their crops and in the case of a recall, that product can be easily tracked back to a specific field.
KSRE is again working with the Kansas Department of Ag and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to put on regional workshops for current and prospective Farmers Market vendors, as well as a state farmers market conference for farmers market managers and related personnel. Registration for the regional workshops is $20.
Locations and dates for 2017 are listed below. A website with more information and link to online registration is available from http://bit.ly/2ig3NGB.
Wichita – February 4
Olathe- February 10
Girard- February 11
Hays- February 17
The State Conference will be held in Manhattan, KS from March 16-17, 2017.