Produce Safety Training

Produce Safety Training

Educational Programs

Growers Academy

Along with Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, we hosted a monthly series of workshops aimed at helping interested local growers gain the information and skills necessary to transition from direct market sales to wholesale. Topics covered included: 

  • assessing readiness to enter wholesale market channels; 
  • labeling, grading, and packaging; 
  • writing a farm food safety plan; 
  • how to develop a brand for your product; 
  • building relationships with buyers; 
  • writing a business plan; 
  • preparing for a GAPs audit; and 
  • updates to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Our Growers Training workshop, taught through the Produce Safety Alliance, was attended by 27 producers with 24 of them applying for the certificate of completion, an FSMA requirement.

Check back in the fall of 2017 for information on an equivalent series of workshops.


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

Last updated August 9, 2017