Do you have questions about food safety that you would like answered? The Iowa State University On-Farm Food Safety Team is seeking growers interested in being involved in research related to fresh produce and value added product safety. Because of past support from growers, our team has been successful with obtaining grants to answer questions and develop materials useful and relevant to you. We are recruiting growers who are willing to 1) contribute their skills and knowledge to our research team; 2) participate in research projects; and/or 3) advice plans for future research. Commitment is based on your comfort level – there is no minimal participation requirement!! Benefits of participation include: 1) first view of project results; 2) reimbursement for travel and time on projects; and 3) opportunity to network with other producers and researchers.
How does it work? First – sign up and fill out a short survey – this will enroll you in our pool of growers. When a grant opportunity comes up, we contact those growers with interest in that area and/or we may ask you for a brainstorming session. You decide yes or no to the opportunity. If you say “no”, you will receive no more emails for this project and we will contact you when another opportunity comes along OR if you say “yes”, we will send a follow up email with more details. You make the decision to say YES or NO. You can ask to be completely removed from the list at any time. Email will be a primary method of communication! An example of a current need: We are seeking growers to assist with a Flood Food Safety Project. Your commitment would be a letter of support and a commitment to attend 2 (in person-paid travel or via phone) meetings, provide feedback on a quarterly report of the research, and accepting an honorarium for your efforts.
Interested? Sign up today http://bit.ly/producesafetyteam
Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-0868.