If you sell fresh fruit or and vegetables you should try and attend this webinar. This is a good one to do as a group. You cN contact your local extension off ice to jody the webinar if you don't have high speed internet. 

Vicki Morrone
Center for Regional Food Systems
Dept of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mi 48824

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From: "Martin, Jennifer - NIFA" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: June 5, 2015 at 5:09:30 PM CAT
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Cc: "Singleton, Jan - NIFA" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NIFA webinar on June 9th on FSMA National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach , and Technical Assistance grants program
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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will host a webinar for potential applicants to the National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants to Enhance Food Safety Program. The Request for Applications (RFA) for this program was released on May 18, 2015, and applications are due on June 29, 2015. The webinar will provide potential applicants an opportunity to learn about:


  • Overall general information about the program, the contents of the RFA, and the application process
  • The competitive review process for the program, including information about how individuals were selected to serve on the panel
  • The matching requirement, as directed by the new Farm Bill, and potential opportunities for requesting a matching waiver


An interactive Q&A session during the webinar will allow potential applicants to learn more about the collaborative effort between NIFA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to jointly establish this program, which will support awards for training, education, and outreach to those affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act. 


When:  June 9, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

To join the meeting, go to http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/fsmarc2015/

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html


Please share this announcement with your interested colleagues. Contact Dr. Jan Singleton with any questions about the webinar.


Jennifer Martin

Public Affairs Specialist

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

office: 202.720.8188 | cell: 202.443.3464

www.nifa.usda.gov | Twitter: @usda_nifa


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