Passing on this excellent and well-timed opportunity for food safety training from Cornell and UVM Extension. -TB
Good afternoon growers,
We hope the end of October is treating you all well. I’m passing along the following training opportunity from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture team, the Harvest New York program, and UVM Extension’s Chris Callahan. Participants from all states and farm sizes are welcome. We encourage all produce growers to attend a PSA Grower Training to learn about food safety practices.
Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course
December 8 and 9, 2021 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Held via Zoom
Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture and Harvest New York programs. See attached flyer for details.
A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for farms subject to the Produce Safety Rule. All farms are welcome to attend to learn about recommended food safety practices for growing, handling, and storing fresh produce. Course registration fee includes a course manual and certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).
Note that this is a remote delivery (Zoom) course. Participants must have access to a device (computer or tablet) connected to internet with functioning microphone and video camera capabilities. High-speed internet (>25 Mbps download, >3 Mbps upload) and Zoom proficiency required. Participant engagement will be monitored throughout the course via audio, visual, and written methods. In order to receive a certificate of course completion, participants must be engaged and present for the entirety of all modules.
If this course date doesn’t work for you but you’re interested in other training opportunities this winter, let me know!
Ollie Cultrara (they/them)
Produce Program Outreach & Education Coordinator
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets | 94 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT 05495
Cell: (802) 461-5128 | ollie.cultrara