Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Ontario, OR

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Clarion Inn Ontario

1249 Tapadera Ave

Ontario, OR 97914

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Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule training requirement.


The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time to cover content contained in these seven modules:

  1. Introduction to Produce Safety
  2. Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  3. Soil Amendments
  4. Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  5. Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  6. Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  7. How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

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 participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.


The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:

  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm
  • How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one
  • Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them

After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate of course attendance from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.


**Please note: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued within one week of the training start date.**

Registration is limited. For general registration questions, contact Sue Davis at sdavis@oda.state.or.us or 503-807-5864.

The fee for the training is $25.

Registration includes the training materials, lunch, refreshments, and a Certificate of Course Attendance issued by AFDO.

Participation throughout the entire training is required for the certificate.

This training is supported in part by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon State University and the National Young Farmers Coalition.


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Free parking is available at the Clarion Inn for attendees.

Address: 1249 Tapadera Ave, Ontario, OR, 97914, US


Clarion Inn Ontario is offering a discounted rate for attendees.

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Trainer: Cara Fraver

Co-trainers: Bryce Marvin, Stuart Reitz

For questions about course registration contact:

Sue Davis at 503-807-5864 sdavis@oda.state.or.us

or Stuart Reitz at 541-881-1417 stuart.reitz@oregonstate.edu

For more information about upcoming PSA grower training courses, please visit the PSA website at https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training/grower-training-courses/upcoming-grower-trainings. For any other questions or to reach the Produce Safety Alliance, please contact:

Michele Humiston
Produce Safety Alliance Extension Aide
mmc15@cornell.edu, 315-787-2287

For information about the National Young Farmers Coalition call:

Cara Fraver
Business Services Director, National Young Farmers Coalition
cara@youngfarmers.org, 518-643-3564

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