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KSU Polytechnic, Welcome Center Classroom, 2310 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401

Who should attend:

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). The PSA Grower Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement 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 you will learn:

Participants will learn about produce safety practices and key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule as outlined within each of seven modules as listed below. There will also be time for questions.

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Production and Postharvest)
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

**In order to receive the AFDO certificate, participants must attend all seven modules.

For more information, contact: 

Cal Jamerson, KSU Produce Safety Extension Associate

22201 W Innovation Dr, Olathe, KS 66061

Tel: 913 307 7394

Email: agri@ksue.edu 

Registration:  Register online at www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/produce/  

Cost is $20/ person. Lunch will be provided. Cost includes PSA training manual, Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) certificate of completion, and speaker travel.

This training is generously financially supported by the Kansas Department of Agriculture and KSU Extension. KSU Extension will be conducting the training.

KSU Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to physical, visual, or hearing disability, please contact Jason Graves, Horticulture Extension agent of the Central Kansas District Extension office at jlgraves@ksu.edu  or 785-309-5850.