A grower training course developed for Fruit and Vegetable growers.


FSMA/PSA Grower Training - Pine Island

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, January 17, 2020, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A grower training course developed for Fruit and Vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c). Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials for the 1st day. The 2nd day is for farms that need GAPS certification and farm food safety plan writing.

The course consists of the following seven modules:

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

Cost: $35/attendee per day, $50/attendee for 2 days which includes lunch

Course is limited for 30 participants and closing date for registration in January 9th 2020. 

Co-sponsored by: NoVo Foundation, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The National GAPs Program, theProduce Safety Alliance, Cornell University, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets.


$35/attendee per day, $50/attendee for 2 days which includes lunch

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Nathaniel Lartey
GAPs & New Farmer Educator


Pine Island Fire Department
684 County Road 1
Pine Island, New York 10969

Last updated November 13, 2019