feb psa training


Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - February

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This training is designed to educate food safety supervisors, farmers, other farm businesses and homeowners who want to add agriculture to their properties.

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, and some good information on GMPs as well.

Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:

  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm.
  • How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm.
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.
  • Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
  • Good knowledge on GMPs. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy 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.’


$20 per person




Justine Shaffer
Agriculture Administrative Assistant
(845) 344-1234, Ext.262


Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Office
18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (Third Floor)
Middletown, New York 10940-1919

Last updated December 5, 2023