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EDUCATION EDGE Food for Thought WHEN YOU ARE planning meetings, more than likely food will be a part of that process. How in touch are you with current food issues and warnings that are important to public safety when it comes to consumption? With the change of seasons, the fresh produce selection of fruits and vegetables, including lettuces, strawberries, tomatoes and other items often consumed raw, should be a top concern when planning events. SAFETY PRACTICES GET “BEEFED-UP” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) fresh produce chief, Leanne Skelton, will join the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help develop new food safety rules, as part of a cooperative initiative between the FDA and the USDA. This announcement comes amid increased outreach efforts with key agriculture and safe-food stakeholders to better share and exchange produce safety best practices and ideas. Skelton has extensive experience working with the fruit and vegetable industry. She has been with the Fresh Products Bra nch at t he USDA’s Ag r icultural Marketing Service for more than 22 years, working in inspections, grading and certification, standardization, training and TRUSTEES Gilmer Institute of Learning The Gilmer Institute of Learning strives to meet the demands of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals’ growing membership, ever-changing educational and leadership needs, and funding for top programs. Lila Duncan, CMP Kristi Griffith, CGMP, CHSP Debra Kilpatrick Phil Morgan, CMP Edward Scannell, CMP, CSP Brett Sterenson 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2010

Government Connections - Summer 2010
Table of Contents
President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Education Edge
That’s Technology
Supplier Strategy
Plan Green
Travel Tips and Trends
Dieting on a Per Diem
Planning for the BIG Meeting
Same Meeting, Different Day
Room Set and Timing Tips
Farewell Chris Middleton, CGMP
2010 National Education Conference was a Hit
SGMP Nation
Membership News
Conference Connection
Go Figure
Advertisers’ Index
The Meeting Minute

Government Connections - Summer 2010