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