PSA Grower Training March 2022

PSA Grower Training Course – Remote Delivery March 8 & 9, 2022


Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training

Date: Tues, March 8 – Wed, March 9, 2022

Time: 1:00PM–5:30 PM

Cost: $20 (includes course materials and AFDO certificate)

Location: Remote Delivery via Zoom video conference

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.

This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate” by FDA (21 C.F.R. §112.22(c)).


To register for the course, click this REGISTRATION LINK

Registration deadline: Feb 16, 2022. This training will be limited to 20 participants.

Contact Dana Ruppert for more information, or to request a disability-related accommodation. Email: or phone: (802) 257-7967 ex. 302.

What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course

The trainers will cover the 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.

Additional Information

For more information about scheduled PSA Grower Training Courses, please visit the PSA website at

Please note that a web-based training will require you to have a computer with a camera and microphone for communication, and sufficient internet speed to allow for successful video and audio streaming. These are requirements that we don’t control, and are necessary to ensure participation and for the award of AFDO certification. Participant attendance and engagement will be monitored, and participants will only be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course.

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