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PSA Train-the-Trainer

November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

$100 – $150
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Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Train-the-Trainer Course

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) has been tasked with developing the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA has developed two types of training courses; Grower Training Course and Train‐the‐Trainer Course.

PSA Train‐the‐Trainer (TTT) Courses have been designed to prepare educators to deliver the PSA Grower Training Course to produce growers and become PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. During the two‐day Train‐the‐Trainer Course, attendees will have the opportunity to experience all seven PSA Grower Training Course modules, and learn more about conducting effective trainings for growers.

This will be an integrated Grower Training and TTT. The fee includes manual, certificate, lunch and refreshments.

Course is limited to 30 attendees

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

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Agenda for Day 1:  Grower Training Session

*Trainers and Growers attend Day 1, must attend full day to receive certificate

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

Agenda for Day 2:  Train-the-Trainer Session

*Only trainers attend Day 2, must attend full day to receive certificate

8:00 AM Check-in and Refreshments

8:15 AM Day One Reflections

8:45 AM Review of Training Resources — Manuals and Jump Drives

9:00 AM Principles of Adult Education and Training

9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM Multi-day Training Options and Partnerships that Work

10:30 AM Activity: Navigating FSMA Exemptions and Exclusions

11:15 AM Activity: Agricultural Water Discussion and Resources

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Activity: Break Out Session – Trainer Discussion of Modules and

Training Challenges

2:30 PM Break

2:45 PM Return to Parking Lot Questions

3:15 PM PSA Training Protocol, Lead Trainer Supplemental Application,

Evaluations, and Course Logistics

4:30 PM Final Questions and Complete Evaluations

5:00 PM Participants Adjourn – Day 2

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


November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am
November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$100 – $150


Cathy Blood – WSU Extension


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