Calling all scale farmers: Produce Safety Rule Growers Training

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Forsyth County Center is hosting a Growers Training on Food Safety!

squash in wash bin before it get's packed for saleJoin Elena Rogers, Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture for Food Safety in Fresh Produce on May 5 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

This is a one day training course for growers on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum that meets the regulatory requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

We encourage anyone working in the produce industry and all farmers (LARGE AND SMALL) to attend this class.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water: Production Water + Post-harvest Water
  • Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan


This class is open to all growers and individuals in the produce industry regardless weather or not the Produce Safety Rule is mandated due to farm income or size. This training offers research-based best practices for farms of any scale.

If you are a produce farmer and would like to know if this class is mandatory for you based on the Produce Safety Rule, see determine where your farm falls under the PSR.

Read more and REGISTER

Written By

Celine Richard, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCeline RichardExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Celine Email Celine N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center

Contributing Author

Elena Rogers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Fresh Produce Food Safety (Western NC) Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Elena Email Elena Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on May 1, 2022
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