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PSA Grower Training - Porter County

Nikky Witkowski




8:00 am - 4:00 pm CT
11402 S County Line Rd
Wanatah, IN 46390



What to expect at the PSA Grower Training Course

Approximately seven hours of instruction time will be dedicated to covering content contained in the following 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


When, Where, How Much?

  • January 17, 2020
  • 8 am - 4 pm CST
  • Pinney Purdue Ag Center
  • 11402 S County Line Rd
  • Wanatah, IN 46390
  • Registration Fee: $100, which includes a Grower Training manual, certificate of completion from the Association of Food and Drug Officials, and lunch.

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 course.

Register online at safeproducein.com

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

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action university. If you require special accommodations to attend this event, please contact:
Amanda Deering 765-494-0512, adeering@purdue.edu
Nikky Witkowski, 219-465-3555, nikky@purdue.edu

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