Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

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Event Details

Date

February 13, 2019

Time

8am - Registration/refreshments, 8:30am - program starts promptly, 5:30pm program adjourns

Location

Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
12690 NY-31
Albion, NY 14411

Cost

$155.00 Maximum 2 people from same farm/business


$180.00 3 people from the same farm


Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 11, 2019

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course Out-of-State Registration

February 13, 2019

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course Out-of-State Registration

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 (Wednesday, February 13)

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 certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

Although we prefer you only bring 2 people from your farm or business we understand in some cases it is necessary for a 3rd person to be included for that reason we have changed the pricing to accommodate this need.


 For more info, contact Craig Kahlke here.


Registration Form (PDF; 184KB)

Summary of PSA Grower Training (PDF; 142KB)

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This year the Symposium will have a weed management theme and feature weed ecologist Chuck Mohler as keynote speaker. Similar to last year, the Symposium will include a poster session (with snacks!).
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April 30 - May 2, 2019
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Note that you must register ahead of time in order to testify. Those who would like to attend and/or testify at the Morrisville hearings are asked to register at bumpus@nysenate.gov or by calling 315-478-8745.
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