Produce Safety Alliance Train the Trainer
Location: Agricultural Development Center/Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County (840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY)
Hotel: Closest accommodations are a Fairfield Inn, about .2 miles away from our location. Their phone number is (607) 651-1000.
Who Should Attend: Produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. Those who become a PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer are able to offer the PSA standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This curriculum was developed through a nationwide collaboration including produce growers, extension educators, researchers, produce industry representatives, and government personnel.
What Should I Expect: This two-day course will provide detailed information about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of natural resources and food safety, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and a review of the seven module PSA Grower Training curriculum. The course will also cover principles of adult education, how to incorporate the PSA curriculum into other extension trainings, developing working partnerships, expectations for trainers, and how to register a PSA Grower Training Course with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).
What Does Completion of this Course Mean: Upon successful completion of the full, two-day PSA TTT, you will be a PSA Trainer. Completing this training allows you to deliver curriculum modules as a trainer in a PSA Grower Training, under the direction of a PSA Lead Trainer. Every PSA Grower Training must have at least one PSA Lead Trainer present. Anyone presenting at a PSA Grower Training must be, at minimum, a PSA Trainer.
Cost: $75 per person for Organizations/Agencies included in the NECAFS region (CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV); $125 for outside of the region
NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets is supporting the attendance of NYS entities, NECAFS is supporting the attendance of those in the region, but outside of NYS.
--> this includes all meals, PSA educational materials for trainers ($75 value) and a Certificate of Course Attendance issued by AFDO ($50 value).
|Event End Date||4/26/2018|
|Cut off date||4/20/2018|
|Individual Price||$75 for people living in the following states: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV|