Free On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs)
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is offering free On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs) to produce growers, harvesters, and packers in Tennessee. An OFRR is an educational opportunity intended to walk producers through what an actual Produce Rule inspection on their farm may look like, before a real inspection is conducted. They are performed by a team from TDA and UT. The registration is all handled by TDA. To register for an OFRR, call 615.837.5051.
The OFRR program is voluntary and, as federal funding was provided to states to provide this service to growers, there is no fee to participate. We would encourage participation in these as much as possible. It’s a great way to see how the Produce Safety Rule requirements can be satisfied in your specific operation.
TDA is also conducting the farm Produce Safety Rule inspections in Tennessee, and these inspections started in June 2019.
For more information, please visit the TDA Produce Safety webpage or contact Jenny Strasser at be 615-837-5536 or Danny Withers at 615-741-1750.