Upcoming Educational Events

Did you miss your chance to attend our webinar on the "Produce Safety Rule Draft Guidance: How and Why Growers Should Comment"? Don't worry! You can still view it by clicking here

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


Fort Valley, Georgia: April 25

  • Location: Agricultural Technology Conference Center, 46 Camp John Hope Road, Fort Valley, GA 31030
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $10
  • Registration

The Villages, Florida: May 15

  • Location: 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $15
  • Registration

Parsons, Kansas: May 16

  • Location: KSU Southeast Research and Extension Center, 25092 Ness Rd, Parsons, KS 67367
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $20
  • Registration

The Villages, Florida: May 24

  • Location: 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $15
  • Registration

Manhattan, Kansas: July 11

  • Location: Riley County Fairground – Pottorf Hall Clover Room, 1710 Avery Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $20
  • Registration

Dodge City, Kansas: October 3

  • Location: Ford County Fairgrounds, 901 W Park St, Dodge City, KS 67801
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $20
  • Registration

FSMA Workshops


Hart, Michigan: April 25

  • Topic: This is a FREE hands-on training session that will assist fresh fruit and vegetable growers with development of a Farm Food Safety Plan specific to their unique operation.
  • Location: County Services Building, 844 S. Griswold, Hart, MI 49420
  • More information here

Suttons Bay, Michigan: April 26

  • Topic: This is a FREE hands-on training session that will assist fresh fruit and vegetable growers with development of a Farm Food Safety Plan specific to their unique operation.
  • Location: Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library 416 Front St. Suttons Bay, MI 49682
  • More information here

Macomb, Michigan: May 8

  • Topic: This is a FREE hands-on training session that will assist fresh fruit and vegetable growers with development of a Farm Food Safety Plan specific to their unique operation.
  • Location: Macomb County Admin Bldg, 1 South Main St., 7th Floor, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
  • More information here

Safford, Alabama: May 11

  • Topic: This Natural Resource workshop includes information on agricultural water testing for vegetable production, soil erosion and gully control, cross-fencing and more!
  • Location: Bethel Spring Baptist Church, 41 New Bethel Spring Rd., Safford, Alabama 36773
  • More information here