Attention Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Nut farmers. Learn more about new regulations that could impact your farm.
Must Register for the workshop to attend at uaex.edu. $25 per person.
Hope Research Station
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service (UACES), the Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will collaborate to host Grower Trainings throughout Arkansas.
Visit our website and complete a survey to find out how new regulations affect your farm and learn about other available training dates: www.uaex.edu/arkansas-produce-safety.
Who Should Attend – Limited Seating Per Training (40)
Fruit and 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) 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 to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course
The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:
– Introduction to Produce Safety
– Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
– Soil Amendments
– Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
– Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest
– Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
– How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.