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PSA Grower Training

November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is offering a one-day grower training course

The PSA Grower Training Curriculum was created through a four‐year nationwide development process. In 2011, after hosting an international gathering to review current educational resources, the PSA launched ten, open Working Committees (WCs), composed of one hundred seventy‐eight unique members from academia, agriculture, industry, and regulatory agencies. The WCs identified key areas and learning objectives to be addressed in the grower curriculum. Additionally, grower preferences regarding produce safety training programs were collected by hosting eight in‐person farmer focus groups nationwide, collecting feedback from eighty‐nine produce growers. In 2015 and 2016, the PSA also engaged with the FDA Division of Produce Safety staff to align the curriculum content with the final FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and incorporate the regulatory language throughout the curriculum modules and teaching notes. The seven module PSA Grower Training Course was designed to be delivered in one day, although multi‐day trainings are an option.

This course is limited to 10 attendees.

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Lead instructors: Drs. Don Stoeckel and Connie Fisk, Produce Safety Alliance

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Agenda for the Grower Training Session

8:00 AM Check-in and Refreshments

8:15 AM Welcome and Introductions

8:45 AM Module 1: Introduction to Produce Safety

9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part I: Production Water

11:00 AM Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part 2: Postharvest Water

11:45 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Module 2: Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training

1:30 PM Module 3: Soil Amendments

2:15 PM Break

2:30 PM Module 4: Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use

3:15 PM Module 6: Postharvest Handling and Sanitation

4:15 PM Module 7: How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

5:00 PM Final Questions, Evaluations, and Adjourn

These trainings are heavily subsidized by WSU Extension and Washington State Department of Agriculture.


November 9, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Cathy Blood – WSU Extension


The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662 United States
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Washington State University