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Workshop registration fee:
$50.00 for NC residents.
$100.00 for Out-of-State participants.
The registration fee includes lunch, the Produce Safety Alliance manual and the certificate of participation. A Golden LEAF Grant is supporting this training and offsetting the registration costs for a limited time.
Payment can be made on the registration site via credit card (preferred) or by check.
Who should attend:
The Produce Safety Rule requires all farms that grow, pack, harvest and/or hold covered produce, making over $25,000 in annual produce sales (average over the last 3 years) and not qualifying for an exemption from the Rule to attend this training.
For a step-by-step guide of who needs to attend this training click here. This is a one-page document that provides a summary of exemptions under the PS Rule. Be aware that for exempt or qualified exempt farms that are not required to attend a PSA Grower training there are other requirements that must be fulfilled.
The PSA Grower Training Course satisfies 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.’
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: Post harvest Water)
- Post harvest 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.
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:
Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
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.
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.
For further information on the Produce Safety Alliance, please see:
For questions regarding this training please contact Chip Simmons at 919-414-5632 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colby Griffin, 919-496-3344 or via email at email@example.com
This Landscape Conference and Trade Show will focus on a number of topics including pesticide safety, disease management, lawn pest, aquatic plant ID, basic installation paving and much more. Pre-registration is preferred and is $30.00 if postmarked by January 28, 2019. There will be no pre-registration after January 28, 2019. Participants may pay $40.00 at the door.
Contact Cyndi Lauderdale at 1806 SW Goldsboro Street, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone 252-237-0113 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For exhibitor information only, please contact Colby Griffin at 919-496-3344 or by email at email@example.com.
Please visit: franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/ for registration information.
Please note the Conference will be held at Nash Community College located in the Brown Auditorium. The address is 522 N. Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. 8–9 a.m.
Registration (Trade Show open) 9–10 a.m.
Pesticide Safety and PPE for Landscapers 10–10:30 a.m.
Break (Trade Show) 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Disease Management Strategies for Turf & Landscapes 11:30–12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m. Lawn Pests & the Environment
Balancing Chemical and Cultural Control Options 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Aquatic Plant ID and Control 2:30–3 p.m.
Break/Trade Show 3–4 p.m.
Landscape Business 101 4–5 p.m.
Basic Paver Installation
This conference is approved for pesticide re-certification credits:
1.0 Hours Pesticide A
3.0 Hours Pesticide L
4.0 Hours Pesticide N, D, X
4.0 Hours Pesticide L
2.0 Hours Pesticide B
*Please note: You must stay the entire time to receive credit. Please bring Scannable Pesticide License Card.