“Specialty crop Food Safety workshop”

Yakima, WA- The Center for Latino Farmers, a division of the RCDR in partnership and support from WSDA will be hosting a workshop on “food safety” for 20 producers.  The workshop will be focus on educating producers and farm workers in transition farm owners throughout Washington State to hear from expert representatives from WSDA, USDA agencies, State and Federal agencies, and Ag industry on food safety topics and other issues facing small producers.


The workshop is scheduled as follows:

Date:    June 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018

Time:    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (daily)

Place:   Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave, Pasco, Room #CTE203


The Workshops will focus on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA/FDA), Specialty Crop, GAP/ GHP Farm audit, marketing, federal and state regulations, agriculture economy, Organic Certification, farm risk management, licensing practices.

The Center supports all efforts in better preparing farmers and ranches in knowledge and understanding of food safety and good agriculture practices.

Registration is required and space is limited to 20 persons. To register please call the Center at 509-453-3157.

A New Opportunity for Citizenship

Yakima, WA- Center for Legal Immigration Services, a division of Rural Community Development Resources, will start citizenship education classes. The Center also provides immigration legal services at low or no cost for low income individuals. RCDR has been recognized and accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to provide legal immigration services.

Academia America (AA) will provide citizenship education to legal permanent residents to facilitate in their obtaining of U.S. Citizenship, and also provide legal immigration services to facilitate the social and civic integration of the Latino immigrants in the Yakima Valley.


If you are interested, please call to register at 509-895-7000.


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