State Departments of Agriculture and State Extension Agencies in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota are collaborating to offer a Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training.
February 2 (12:30-5:00 pm) and 3 (8:00 am-12:00 noon)
Costs to Attend
The cost for the workshops is $20 for residents of NE, ND, SD, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, and WI and $120 for other growers.
Registration is now open.
You will receive a confirmation email from the organization hosting the registration system: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Agriculture and Natural Resources (email@example.com).
Registration through the website is only available with a credit/debit card.
What to Expect
The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these eight 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
All participants must have functioning video cameras, speakers, and microphones and/or headsets that are used during the entire course. Participants must be able to unmute themselves to discuss questions. Each participant will need access to a computer and internet connectivity with sufficient speed and consistency to fully engage. Broadband (>25 Mbps download, >3 Mbps upload) is recommended.
Individuals must be technically skilled enough to log into the program, utilize video, audio and other engagement functions such as chat boxes and polls. Participants must be present during all course modules and have their computer camera turned on to receive the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion. Attendance and engagement will be monitored throughout the course.
We are required to ship a printed copy of the manual to each participant; for this reason, we cannot accept registrations that include international mailing addresses or in Hawaii or Alaska.
This work is supported by the Food Safety Outreach Program [grant no. 2018-70020-28877] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.