Annual Conference

~ Registration Is Open ~

The NCR FSMA will be hosting its first annual conference

June 10-11, 2019 starting at 1:00 pm on Monday and concluding at 3:00 pm on Tuesday.  An optional farm tour will be available Monday morning. 
The farm tour is full.  Contact us to be put on a waiting list.

Registration deadline is May 6.  Make your hotel reservations by May 10 to take advantage of the group rate.


Crown Plaza Indianapolis Airport
2501 South High School Rd,
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Ask for the NCR FSMA Annual Conference when calling to make the reservation.   


Registration fee for the conference is $75, which includes Monday snacks and evening appetizer reception and Tuesday breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Please contact Ellen Johnsen with questions at or by phone at 515-294-6773.

When you register, you'll be asked if you'd like to participate in a lightning round talk or a poster session.  If you don't have a final title for your talk/poster, please still register now and submit a tentative title.  We will need the final title by May 10.

Tentative Agenda

June 10th



8:00 AM

Farm Tours Optional

12:00 PM

Lunch on your own

1:00 PM

Welcome, Agenda Review

FDA Center and USDA Center

1:45 pm

Federal Update

-FDA Update



3:00 PM

Break (Poster Available)

3:15 PM

Inspection Update: FDA Inspection and States Share

4:00 PM

Produce Safety Alliance Update

4:30 PM

Regional Centers Update (National, Southern, Northeast, Western, Tribal, and Local Foods)

5:00 PM


5:15 PM

Alternate Curriculum

6-7 PM

Reception (Poster and Material Sharing)

June 11th



7:55 AM

Good Morning

8:00 AM

Lightening Round Topics

9:15 AM

Deep Dive: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings

-Material delivery strategies and Modules Discussion

10:00 AM

Break (Posters Available)

10:15 AM

On Farm Readiness Reviews Results: Region and National

11:00 AM

Deep Dive: On Farm Readiness Reviews

-Behavioral change, Best practices, and Discussion

12:00 PM


12:45 PM

Brainstorm: Needs for Region

Room 1 (Educators Break Out)

-Grower Educational, Research, and Professional Development Needs

Room 2 (Regulators Break Out)

-Action items from NASDA Produce Consortium

1:30 PM

Priority Report Out

2:00 PM


2:15 PM

Success stories/ Evaluation

2:45 PM

Wrap Up, Next Steps

3:00 PM




This work is supported by the Food Safety Outreach Program [grant no. 2018-70020-28877 ] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.