Upcoming Discussions

  • Webinars, or Listening sessions, for NCR partners (educators, regulators, non-profit staff, and growers/processors) happen the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm,  Central time.  If you have a topic you would like to see discussed during these session or would like to lead a discussion, we would like to hear from you.  Contact us for call-in details or to submit a suggested topic at:
  • Past Sessions- find recordings and the chat in the NCR CyBox.  Don't have access?  Contact Ellen.
July 18 Water Meters for home processors and Results of Inspections discussion
August 15 Wrap up and celebration of the funding cycle

Additional Funding Available

Most of the additional funding for this grant cycle has been allocated.  If your state has not used the stipends, please contact Ellen directly to see if there are still funds available for supporting outreach to under-served groups, professional development, or trainer sharing.

Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Evaluations

The NCR FSMA Center is not collecting pre- and post-knowledge assessments for trainings after June 30, 2022.  Contact us for information if you would like us to set up a Qualtrics form, for your own evaluation projects.


The evaluation team at the NCR FSMA analyzed the results of the pre- and post-test knowledge assessments from July through June of each year.  The results are found below.



2019-2020 results


2017-2018 results

One year after participants completed a PSA course, the NCR FSMA asked them to report on the changes they had made on their farms.  You can read the entire report and the executive summary below.  The NCR FSMA will no longer send follow-up surveys to growers in the region.  If you'd like help setting up your own survey, please contact us.




This work is supported by the Food Safety Outreach Program [grant no. 2018-70020-28877 and grant no. 2021-70020-35732] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.