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FSMA Produce Safety Grower Training- Bird City, KS

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


(Please use the address where your certificate should be mailed. Please register by April 10, 2019, so that we can prepare enough materials for the course. If you do not enter a valid e-mail address, you will not receive a confirmation of your registration.)

Who should attend:
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). The PSA Grower Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement 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.”

What you will learn:
Participants will learn about produce safety practices and key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule as outlined within each of seven modules as listed below. There will also be time for questions.
– Introduction to Produce Safety
– Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
– Soil Amendments
– Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, Land Use
– Agricultural Water (Production and Postharvest)
– Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
– How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
**In order to receive the AFDO certificate, participants must attend all seven modules.
Cost is $15/ person. Lunch will be provided. Cost includes PSA training manual, Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) certificate of completion, and speaker travel.

This training is generously financially supported by the Kansas Department of Agriculture and KSU Extension. KSU Extension will be conducting the training. Funding for this workshop is made possible in part by grant KS5895 from the FDA. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the official views of the FDA.

Bird City Senior Center
122 Bressler Street
Bird City, KS 67731


April 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm