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The PSA Grower Training Course will overview the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, produce safety best practices, details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, as well as satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement ‘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.’ There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.
Please pre-register for this course. Session may be cancelled if attendance does not meet minimum of 10 people. Space is limited to 50 people.
The Southeastern Vegetable Biocontrol Working Group (SEVBiocon) will outline priorities for research, regulation, and outreach to guide activities such as government and other agencies allocation of funds, scientist research efforts, and future outreach programs. Biological control can be a key component of integrated pest management in our vegetable systems, however, we know little about specific stakeholder priorities in this area. Growers, industry representatives, specialists, and regulators are strongly encouraged to participate in creating the priority list document. This is a chance to communicate your needs regarding biological control in vegetable production!