Small Scale Growers: Produce Safety Training

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

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Join Elena Rogers, Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture for Food Safety in Fresh Produce on Wednesday, December 6 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. She will highlight easy to implement food safety practices for small scale growing systems. DON’T MISS OUT.

Where: 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston- Salem, NC 27103

This is a one day training course for growers best practices for on-farm produce safety practices using the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum that meets the regulatory requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. All participants receive a certificate of completion following this course! 

We encourage anyone working in the produce industry and all farmers (LARGE/ SMALL and URBAN/RURAL) 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 of 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.

Cost: $50 (Certificate of completion is included)



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.

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For questions regarding program content:

Elena Rogers, 828-352-2519,

Other questions:

Celine Richard, 336-703-2869,