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PSA Grower Training Courses Offered in 2020

February 7, 2020

Calendar of 2020 P.S.A. Grower Training Courses Offered in Indiana



February 10, 2020

Marion County- Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel

7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis IN 46219

Start Date: Monday February 1, 2020 | Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM All Times Eastern



March 20, 2020

Lagrange County – Location TBA

Start Date: Friday March 20, 2020 | Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM All Times Eastern



April 7, 2020

Ivy Tech-Richmond McDaniel Hall

2357 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374

Start Date: Tuesday April 7, 2020 | Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM All Times Eastern



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 1: Production Water Agricultural Water, Part 2: Postharvest Water)
• 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

Benefits of Attending the Course

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:

• Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm

• How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm

• Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one

• Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO
certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the

Registration costs for this training is $100.

This includes a Grower Training manual, certificate of completion from the Association of Food and Drug Officials, and lunch.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action
university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event,
please email Amanda Deering 765-494-0512 adeering@purdue.edu.

Due to the popularity of this workshop, checks must be received within 5 business days of registration.

Checks should be made payable to Purdue University and mailed to:
The Education Store
301 S 2nd St
Lafayette, IN 47901

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason your registration is subject to a $17 cancellation fee.

For registration questions contact The Education Store at 765-494-6794.

If you have questions about the GAPs course, please contact Amanda Deering, 765-494-0512 adeering@purdue.edu.

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