Join Local Food Hub and VT/VCE for an 8-module course designed to give growers a chance to brush up on FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and deepen their understanding of Qualified Exemptions and PSR inspections in Virginia.  Modules are short and include real-life examples from Virginia farms.  Participants who fully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Module Topics Include:

Review of the Produce Safety Rule, Worker Training, Animal Risk Management, Cleaning and Sanitizing, Post-Harvest Handling, Required Records, Qualified Exemptions, and OFRR and PSR Inspections.


This is a self-paced class offered online through Canvas. 

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Sarah Sharpe at seweaver@vt.edu.


Cost: $10.00
Payment Methods: Credit Card or Check*
Refund Policy: Refunds are not available with this program

*This system is designed to process online credit card payments only.  If you wish to pay by check, please make your check payable to VCE Greene and mail your payment of $10 to:

Attn: Rules to Reality
10013 Spotswood Trail
Stanardsville, VA 22973

If you would like a copy of your receipt, please indicate that when you send your check and we can email or mail one to you. There is a returned check fee of $50. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. 

What's Next?

Virginia Cooperative Extension utilizes Canvas to offer this online program. After registering for this program, you will receive a registration confirmation email with detailed instructions for accessing the Canvas platform. If you don't see a confirmation email, be sure to check your spam or junk folder.  You can also access the Canvas instructions here.


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