FSMA Trainings

Are you concerned about compliance with FSMA? Do you have concerns about safety in your produce operation? Do you want to know more about the difference between FSMA and GAPs? Then the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training might be for you! 

Register today for the Grower Produce Safety Alliance Training (FSMA). Certification and manual included in registration.

Monday, October 7, 2019 from 8am to 5pm
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosement, Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago) 
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required. Sign up here.

This pre-conference workshop is hosted by Illinois Farm Bureau in conjunction with the 2019 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit.

Can't make the October event? We have another training scheduled for December 18 at Southern Illinois University.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 8am to 5pm
SIU Agronomy Research Center, 3268 W. Pleasant Hill Rd., Carbondale, IL
Free, but pre-registration is required.   Sign up here.

For more info visit the Illinois Extension website.

Calendar of 2019-2020 PSA Grower Training Courses Offered in Indiana

The Safe Produce Indiana team is also hosting several Produce Safety Trainings (PSA) during the upcoming months. A couple of the trainings are in close proximity to Illinois, so we wanted to relay the dates and locations of the trainings to you. Illinois growers are welcome to attend PSA trainings in Indiana.

Cost: $100
Register online here.

Date Location Address

Saturday, October 19, 2019

9:00am to 5pm

Tippecanoe County- Purdue Food Science Building

745 Agriculture Mall Dr. West

Lafayette, IN 47907

Friday, November 15, 2019

9:00am to 5pm

Purdue Extension Food Safety Training Hub (located in the Vincennes University Agricultural Center)

4207 N. Purdue Rd.

Vincennes, IN 47591

Friday, December 20, 2019

9:00am to 5pm

Harrison County -Purdue Harrison County Extension Office

247 Atwood St.

Corydon IN 47112

Friday January 17, 2020

9:00am to 5pm

Porter County-Pinney Purdue Agricultural

11402 S. County Line Rd.

Wanatah IN 46390

Monday, February 10, 2020

9:00am to 5pm

Marion County- Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel

7202 East 21st St.

Indianapolis IN 46219

Friday, March 20, 2020

9:00am to 5pm

Lagrange County - TBA  

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

9:00am to 5pm

Ivy Tech-Richmond McDaniel Hall

2357 Chester Blvd.

Richmond, IN 47374

How does this rule apply to you?

The FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA): PRODUCE RULE impacts almost all fruit and vegetable growers. If you grow, harvest, pack, or hold produce, you may be subject to part or all of the Produce Rule. Check out this chart to see how the rule applies to you. Even if the rule does not apply to you, you are encouraged to take the class.

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 come prepared to share your experiences and produce safety questions.

Training Agenda:

  • 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




Want to Sign Up for the 2019 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit?

Registration is open! Check out this year’s program agenda

When: October 7 - 9, 2019
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago)