Upcoming Educational Events
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.
1. 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. More PSA trainings can also be found by clicking the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) link a the bottom of this page.
2. 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.
If you are interested in taking the standardized curriculum for the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule, click the link to the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) at the bottom of this page.
Anywhere, USA: POSTPONED
- Topic: Join us for a FREE webinar about the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule (FSMA PSR)and what farmers market managers should know about how it affects their produce vendors! Hosted by Ben Feldman, farmers market manager and Interim Executive Director, Farmers Market Coalition, and Billy Mitchell, FSMA Training Coordinator, National Farmers Union.
- What to Expect: No advance registration required! This free webinar will last one hour. There will be time for Q&A and links to resources will be provided. The webinar will be recorded and posted online afterward.