Upcoming Educational Events

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Thanks for checking out our page for upcoming events for local growers to learn more about FSMA! You’ll notice there are two columns on this page.
 
PSA Trainings are trainings of the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) curriculum. They are either Grower Trainings that are one way to meet 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.’ Or there are Train the Trainers where folks can become certified to teach the PSA Grower course. If you will not be exempt from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule you should attend one of these trainings.
 
FSMA Workshops are shorter trainings on the Food Safety Modernization Act. They will be presentations at conferences and farm group meetings, webinars, farm food safety tours, or other events that, while designed to help familiarize a grower with the Produce Safety Rule, are not designed to cover every piece of the rule. These workshops are best for qualified exempt growers or those just starting to learn about FSMA in order to prepare for the full PSA Grower Training course.
 
At this time LFSC is still working on developing training and workshop options for growers and processors on the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule. If you are interested in taking the standardized curriculum for this rule a link to the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) training dates can be found on the bottom of the page. In addition, other PSA trainings can also be found through a link at the bottom of the page

PSA Grower Trainings


  Cheyenne, Wyoming: October 26
  • Location: Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, CCI #123, Cheyenne, WY 82007
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $40
  • Detailed information
Bloomington, Illinois: November 5
  • Location: Local-Regional Food Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free (with conference registration)
  • Detailed information
  • Registration
Memphis, Arkansas: November 7
  • Location: Delta Cuisine Commercial Kitchen and Business Incubator, 2000 West Broadway, West Memphis, AR 72301
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $35
  • Detailed information
  • Registration
White River Junction, Vermont: November 8 Bemidji, Minnesota: November 9 Olathe, Kansas: November 9 Wichita, Kansas: November 13 Windom, Minnesota: November 14 Portsmouth, New Hampshire: November 15 Morris, Minnesota: November 28 Hutchinson, Minnesota: December 5 Colorado Springs, Colorado: December 11
  • More information coming soon!
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota: December 12 Abiquiu, New Mexico: December 12
  • More information coming soon!
Socorro, New Mexico: December 13
  • More information coming soon!
Saint Paul, Minnesota: December 17 Springfield, Illinois: January 8
  • Location: Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 3000 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703
  • Detailed information
St. Cloud, Minnesota: January 9 Grand Junction, Colorado: January 9
  • More information coming soon!
Mankato, Minnesota: January 23 Cloquet, Minnesota: January 25 Greeley, Colorado: January 31
  • More information coming soon!
Saint Charles, MN: February 6 Lancaster, Pennsylvania: February 6
  • More information coming soon!
Andover, Minnesota: February 20 Moorhead, Minnesota: March 13 Farmington, Minnesota: March 20
  • Location:  Farmington Regional Extension Office, 4100 220th Street West, Suite 100, Farmington, MN 55024
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $25
  • Detailed information
  • Registration

FSMA Workshops


Hamilton, Michigan: October 11
  • What to Expect from Your FSMA Inspection
  • Location: Sandy View Farm, 3720 34th Street, Hamilton, MI 49419
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • More information here
Valparaiso, Indiana: October 19
  • Farm Business Accelerator Day
  • Session on Building a Farm Food Safety Plan
  • Location: The Market Gatherings & Events, 2405 Morthland Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • More information here
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: October 25-27
  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) It Takes a Region Conference
  • Location: Philadelphia 201 Hotel,  201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • More information here
Maui, Hawaii: October 26-28
  • Hawai'i Farmers Union United State Convention
  • Food Safety and FSMA Panel
  • Location: 2710 Kula Highway, Kula, HI 96790
  • More information here
Great Falls, Montana: October 26-27
  • Montana Farmers Union State Convention
  • Food Safety Toolkit Discussion
  • Location: 1100 5th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405
  • More information here
Richmond, Virginia: November 1-2
  • Virginia Farmers Market Conference
  • Location: Virginia Farm Bureau, 12580 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, VA 23238
  • More information here
Spokane, Washington: November 2-3
  • Farm and Food Expo
  • FSMA 101 Presentation
  • Location:  Spokane Community College, 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA 99217
  • More information here
Columbia City, Indiana: November 3
  • Indiana Farmers Union Convention
  • FSMA Presentation
  • Location:  Joseph Decuis Wagyu Farm, 6756 E. 900 St., Columbia City, IN 46725
  • More information here
Memphis, Arkansas: November 8
  • Farm Food Safety Plan Workshop
  • Location: Delta Cuisine Commercial Kitchen and Incubator, 2000 West Broadway Mid South Community College, West Memphis, Arkansas, 72301
  • Cost: $35
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • More information here
  • Register here
Spokane, Washington: November 9-11
  • Tilth Conference
  • FSMA and Food Safety Panel
  • Location: The Davenport Grand, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201
  • More information here
Durham, North Carolina: November 9-11
  • Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference 
  • Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC, 27703
  • More information here
Atlanta, Georgia: November 13-14
  • Southern Region Integrated Produce Safety Conference
  • Location: The American Hotel Atlanta, 160 Ted Turner Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • More information here
Wichita, Kansas: November 14
  • GAPs Certification Training Workshop
  • Location: KSRE Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67205
  • Cost: $20
  • More information here
  • Register here
Kansas City, Missouri: November 15-17
  • Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference
  • FSMA 101 Presentation
  • Location: InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO, 64112
  • More information here
Louisville, Kentucky: December 4-7
  • Acres USA Conference and Trade Show 
  • Location: Louisville Marriot Downtown, 280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • More information here
Montrose, Colorado: December 4-6
  • Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Training 
  • More information coming soon!
Grand Junction, Colorado: January 10
  • Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop
  • More information coming soon!
Little Rock, Arkansas: January 23-26
  • Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Conference 
  • Location: Statehouse Convention Center, 101 East Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • More information here
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: February 6-7
  • Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Conference
  • More information here