Produce Safety Alliance PSA

PSA Training January 11th register by January 6th


Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hosted by CCE Oneida County 121 Second Street, Oriskany, NY

This on-site training will be on Wednesday, January 11th. from 8 AM to 5 PM
Registration is now open and the $50 class fee must be prepaid, see link below.
space is limited and is on a 1st come basis!
Registration closes on Friday January 6th or when class is full.

Who Should Attend?
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 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/PSA Certificate of Completion, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course. 

The cost for the day will be $50 including a continental breakfast and lunch.


$50 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch



Myron Thurston III,MBA,CFRE
Food Supply Chain Marketing Specialist
315-736-3394 x167


CCE Oneida
121 Second St
Oriskany, NY 13424

Last updated November 29, 2022