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Development of a Food Safety Training for a Prison Farm: Challenges and Solutions
Journal of Extension
  • Angela M. Shaw, Iowa State University
  • Kara Helterbran, Iowa State University
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Workers on prison farms in the United States commonly grow produce and row crops and raise livestock. Teaching good agricultural practices to prisoners and prison staff increases the safety of the food produced and reduces the likelihood of an illness outbreak. We developed a food safety curriculum for use on prison farms in Iowa. In developing the curriculum, we encountered many challenges that resulted in modifications in the content and delivery method. We present the content of the curriculum and provide educators with a better understanding of challenges and potential solutions related to working with prison farms.


This article is published as 4. Shaw, A., and K. Helterbran*. 2018. Development of a food safety training for prison farm: Challenges and opportunity. Journal of Extension; 56 (7):7IAW8. Posted with permission.

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Angela M. Shaw and Kara Helterbran. "Development of a Food Safety Training for a Prison Farm: Challenges and Solutions" Journal of Extension Vol. 56 Iss. 7 (2018)
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