The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is the first federally regulated standard for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fresh produce in an effort to reduce microbial contamination and foodborne illness outbreaks. If you grow fruits or vegetables, attend a training for information about best practices, risk management, and regulatory requirements. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.

Advanced registration is required. You will be given the option during checkout to register as an Individual or as a Group.  If you select Group Registration, please follow these instructions to complete your checkout: Family/Group Instructions.


The training will be offered online via Zoom.

Course Schedule:

May 1 & 2, 2024

1 pm to 5 pm EST each day

This training is being offered temporarily via remote delivery.  In order to participate, individuals must have video and audio capability, and will be required to have both operating during the entire training.  The training will take place via Zoom, which does not require special software.  Zoom does have system requirements, which can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.

Please make sure that your system meets the requirements for Zoom meetings.

What to Expect

The course will include remote delivery over two days. Each day, trainers will spend approximately four hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven 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

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.


Registration Deadline:  April 19, 2024 - so materials can be shipped on time
Cost*: $35 for Virginia and Tennessee; $100 for all other states
Payment Methods: Credit Cards Only
Refund Policy: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued after the course closes on April 19, 2024. Any refunds issued may incur a processing fee.

*Cost is $35/$100 dollars, which includes shipping training materials and certificate of completion issues by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. 

Additional Notes

It is a Produce Safety Alliance requirement that participants are monitored in order to verify participants’ attendance and engagement. Participants will only be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course.

The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Manual v1.2 will be mailed to registrants prior to the training; as well as other training aids – please be sure that the shipping address you provide at the time of registration is current (especially if working from home or remotely) and capable of receiving packages. Please use an email address that you can be reached at, as evaluations and a Zoom link for the training will be sent in a confirmation email prior to the training date.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Laura Strawn at 714-450-0629 during business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.


Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment.  This page will be updated if additional sections of this course are offered.


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