1949 East Main Street
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:30 AM - Wednesday, November 08, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
VYCC West Monitor Barn
1949 East Main Street
Richmond, Vermont 05477
Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) FSMA Grower Training offered by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and UVM Extension
Register at https://www.regonline.com/FSMAGrowerTraining2017
$30 subsidized workshop fee includes training manual, meals and Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) certificate (a $130 value). Training certificate satisfies FSMA Produce Safety Rule training requirement.*
Inviting all produce growers to attend a PSA Grower Training! The Vermont Agency of Agriculture and UVM Extension are pleased to offer this hands-on training for produce growers at a subsidized cost. This two-day training provides all you need to know about the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how it impacts Vermont growers.
Regardless of scale, annual sales, or market outlets, all produce growers can benefit from learning about integrating practical produce safety practices on a working produce operation! Technical assistance providers, educators and regulators will also benefit from this training.
Whether you are a covered farm fully subject to Produce Safety Rule (PSR) regulations or an exempt farm required to keep certain records related to your exemption, all aspects of PSR compliance will be covered during this training.* Click here to determine whether your farm may be covered or exempt.
Day One (November 7, 8:30am–5:00pm) will provide an introduction to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, employee health, hygiene and training requirements, and information about management of soil amendments as well as domesticated animals and wildlife. Includes on-farm exploration to apply concepts in the field.
Day Two (November 8, 8:30am–5:00pm) will cover agricultural water, postharvest handling and sanitation, and writing produce safety plans. Includes on-farm exploration to apply concepts in the field.
FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements will be outlined within each training module (see below), and the AFDO certificate will verify completion of the standardized training.*
The seven Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Modules are:
- Introduction to Produce Safety
- Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
- Soil Amendments
- Wildlife, Domesticated Animals & Land Use
- Agricultural Water – Production Water
- Agricultural Water – Post-harvest Water
- Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
- How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
*This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for growers who are covered by FSMA outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor from the farm must complete food safety training at least equivalent to the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA’. The AFDO certificate demonstrates you have met this requirement.
Morning snacks, lunch and beverages will be provided both days.
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are reserved at the Fairfield Inn in nearby Williston for this event.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this workshop, please contact Dana Ruppert at 802-257-7967 ex 302 or firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16, 2017 so we may assist you.