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We Provide Customized Support to Improve Cleaning & Sanitizing on Your Farm

Our multi-state team is creating and sharing educational resources to improve produce safety and efficiency on your farm.


Visit our SCRUB resources page for cleaning schedules, logs, SOPs and more…

Looking for More Resources?

Food Safety Clearing House

A Resource Library for Educators and Growers

Trainings, Workshops & Conferences

Our first round of workshops called Twilight Highlight’s were recorded and available for playback. Topics included:

  • Bins
  • Doing More with Less
  • Floors
  • Wash Water
  • Employee Management
  • Bubblers

Our second round of twilight highlights are scheduled now through March 2023, see the events page to view the schedule.

Get Involved!

We want to hear from you. Here are ways you can engage.


  • Attend education events
  • Test different resources
  • Receive technical assistance for your own farm
  • Get e-mail updates
  • Free participation


  • Help plan or host workshops
  • Get showcased as part of a photo/video case study
  • Stipends Provided


  • Volunteer to give us feedback on the topics we plan to address
  • Review educational products we develop

If you would like to participate in any of these ways please let us know!

Farmer’s Voice Survey: Cleaning & Food Safety

We asked and you answered! The responses will impact the resources we make to be helpful for you.

Project Members

University of Vermont Extension

Vern Grubinger – Vegetable Specialist
Hans Estrin – Produce Safety Specialist
Chris Callahan – Agricultural Engineer
Andy Chamberlin – Agricultural Engineering Technician

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Robert Hadad – Vegetable Program Specialist

Michigan State University

Phil Tocco – Extension Educator

Previous Project Members:

Caitlin Tucker – CCE, Vegetable Program
Ava DeBovis- NFU, Food Safety Project Manager
Billy Mitchell – NFU, FSMA Training Coordinator
Tricia Wancko – NFU, Food Safety Project Manager


This program is led by University of Vermont Extension, the National Farmers Union Foundation, and Cornell Cooperative Extension, as part of the Food Safety Outreach Program. Grant number 2020-70020-33003 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. It is offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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