PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE GROWER TRAINING: Wichita

Fruit & 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 should attend this PSA Grower Training Course.

Who Should Attend:
Fruit & 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 learn about produce safety practices and key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule as outlined within each of seven modules. There will be time for questions so participants should come prepared to share experiences during discussions in each of these areas:

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

There is no cost to attend.
Registration deadline is Monday, March 25.
Registration includes lunch, training materials, and free post-workshop water testing provided by KSRE.

Workshop sponsors include: Common Ground Producers and Growers/Common Ground Mobile Market, Kansas Farmers Union, the National Farmers Union’s Local Food Safety Collaborative project, K-State Research and Extension, and Kansas Department of Agriculture. Lead trainers are Cal Jamerson, KSRE, and Billy Mitchell from National Farmers Union.

For more information, growers can contact:
Donna Pearson McClish: 316-200-1397 or market@commongroundpg.com
Mary Howell: 785-562-8726 or kfu.mary@gmail.com

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