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Our Produce Grower Training schedule for Native American farmers and food businesses is updated as details are finalized.

Check back often for new dates and locations!

What to Expect at the Produce Grower Training Course

  • Fruit and vegetable growers who plan to sell produce in the marketplace must meet the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirement that requires “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized by the Food and Drug Administration.”
  • Participants will learn about FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.
  • Participants will be eligible to receive a certificate that verifies they have completed the training course.
  • To receive a certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.
  • There is NO COST to attend the course. Limited travel scholarships are available. First come first served.

 

Register now or ask about a travel scholarship by sending an email with name and address to Sandy Martini at smartini@uark.edu.

 

Contact us to reserve your seat at a produce safety training!

2018 FSMA Produce Grower food safety trainings

 

 

(Currently being rescheduled. Contact us for more information.)

Grower Training

8 am to 5 pm

Saint Ignace, MI

Tuesday, April 24

Grower Training

8 am to 5 pm

Saylor Community Building

Cattaraugus Reservation on Seneca Territory

Thursday, May 3

Grower Training

8 am to 5 pm

Hopi Tribe, Flagstaff, AZ

Saturday, May 5

Grower Training

8 am to 5 pm

Hoopa, CA

 

May 9 – 11

8 am to 5 pm

Tima, IA

 

Friday, May 11

Grower Training

8 am to 5 pm

Red Paint Creek Store and Trading Post

Lodgepole, MT

Tuesday, May 15

Grower Training

8 am to 5 pm

Yakama Nation, WA

May 30 – 31

8 am to 5 pm

Chickasaw Nation, Davis and Ada, OK

 

 

We will continue to add new dates and locations to our 2018 FSMA Training schedule so check back often for updates!

 

Contact us to reserve your seat at a produce safety training!

Grower Training

The PSA recognizes the diversity of fruit and vegetable growers across the country, including the wide range of commodities grown, farm sizes, regional climates, and market venues. The PSA curriculum has been designed as a standardized course and is intended to provide a consistent foundation of produce safety and FSMA Produce Safety Rule information.

Train The Trainer

Produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. Those who become a PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer are able to offer the PSA standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

This two-day course will provide detailed information about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of natural resources and food safety, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and a review of the seven module PSA Grower Training curriculum. The course will also cover principles of adult education, how to incorporate the PSA curriculum into other extension trainings, developing working partnerships, expectations for trainers, and how to register a PSA Grower Training Course with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

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