UVM Extension Ag Engineering

PSA Training at NEFVC 2019


Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training

Monday, December 9, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

$20 (includes meals, course materials and AFDO certificate)

Doubletree by Hilton

700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101 (directions)

Manchester, NH

One day ahead of New England Fruit and Vegetable Conference, at the same venue.

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 here.

Contact Virginia Jaquish for more information, to request a disability-related accommodation, or to note any dietary restrictions. Email virginia.jaquish@uvm.edu, phone (802) 751-8307 x351.


8:00 AM              Registration and Refreshments

8:30 AM              Welcome, Introductions, Course Expectations and Pre-Evaluation

9:00 AM               Module 1: Introduction to Produce Safety

10:00 AM             Module 2: Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training

10:45 AM             Break

11:00 AM             Module 3: Soil Amendments

11:45 AM             Lunch

12:30 PM              Module 4: Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use

1:15 PM                Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part I: Production Water

2:15 PM               Break

2:30 PM                Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part 2: Postharvest Water

3:15 PM                Module 6: Postharvest Handling and Sanitation

3:45 PM                Module 7: How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

4:45 PM                Final Questions, Closing Statements and Post-Evaluations

5:00 PM               Adjourn

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