2018 PSA Grower Training

Mar 02, 2017 08:00am -
Mar 02, 2017 05:00pm

Event Description

Who Should Attend

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’


What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course

The 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: Postharvest Water)
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

 

Where

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

Pershing West Room

1 East Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO 64108

 


Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on Dec 03, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Dec 04, 2017 and ends on Mar 09, 2018.
Late registration starts on Mar 10, 2018.

 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Training Fee
Member Fee: $25.00$25.00$25.00
Non-Member Fee: $25.00$25.00$25.00