NTAE: Because We Can Food Safety Network Consortium Feature Story

Publication Description

Specialists in consumer and retail food safety from nine Southeastern land-grant universities launched the Food Safety Extension Network in 2021 to raise general awareness of the importance of preserving food safely and to be a resource for home cooks, small, independent food retailers, and home-based food preparation businesses. This publication gives an overview of how the Network was built and how it expects to operate. Participating institutions: University of Georgia, North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech University, University of Florida, and Auburn University.

The publication is excerpted from the New Technologies for Ag Extension 2022-2023 Yearbook, which documents dozens of projects funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program. NTAE is a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. The goal of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves, and provide models that can be adopted or adapted by Extension teams across the nation.

Land-Grant Institution

University of Georgia

North Carolina State University

Virginia Tech University

University of Florida

Auburn University


Content Contributors:

Carla Schwan, carla.schwan@uga.edu,University of Georgia

Ellen Shumaker, ellen_shumaker@ncsu.edu, North Carolina State University

Allisen Penn, allisen.penn@uga.edu,University of Georgia 

Lester Schonberger, hlschon@vt.edu,Virginia Tech University 

Amarat Simonne, asim@ufl.edu, University of Florida

Janet Johnson, johns16@aces.edu, Auburn University

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
Publication Type
Publication Date
October 6th, 2023

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