Produce Grower Food Safety Training

Produce Grower Food Safety Training


Produce Grower Food Safety Training

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Over the course of the two-day training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Post-harvest Water)
  • Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

Attendees will be provided with a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:

  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm
  • How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one
  • Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

Preregistration is required! Cost is $100/farm and includes all food, materials, and resources to bring home and implement on the farm. Attendees will receive a PSA Grower Training Manaual, worth $50, and a Certificate of Course Attendance from AFDO, worth $35, if required. There may be scholarships available to offset costs for veterans. Call 315-788-8450 to register.




Catherine Moore
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Fort Drum Issue Leader
(315) 788-8450 ext. 236


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, New York 13601