FSMA Trainings

Are you concerned about compliance with FSMA? Do you have concerns about safety in your produce operation? Do you want to know more about the difference between FSMA and GAPs? Then the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training might be for you! 

Register today for the Grower Produce Safety Alliance Training (FSMA). Certification and manual included in registration.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Peoria IL
This pre-conference workshop is hosted by Illinois Farm Bureau in conjunction with the 2020 Live Local Conference. MUST Register by March 3, 2020.
Cost: $50 Registration fee includes certification and manual. Seating is limited.
Register here

Don’t forget to join us at this year’s Live Local Conference on March 10-12! Visit ilfb.org/LiveLocal for more information.

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
On-Farm Produce Safety Walkthrough
Legends South Farm, 
4431 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Register here

Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PSA Grower Training
3555 Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
Cost: $20 includes certificate
Register here


Calendar of 2019-2020 PSA Grower Training Courses Offered in Indiana

The Safe Produce Indiana team is also hosting several Produce Safety Trainings (PSA) during the upcoming months. A couple of the trainings are in close proximity to Illinois, so we wanted to relay the dates and locations of the trainings to you. Illinois growers are welcome to attend PSA trainings in Indiana.

Cost: $100
Register online here.

Date Location Address

Monday, February 10, 2020

9:00am to 5pm

Marion County- Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel

7202 East 21st St.

Indianapolis IN 46219

Friday, March 20, 2020

9:00am to 5pm

Lagrange County - TBA  

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

9:00am to 5pm

Ivy Tech-Richmond McDaniel Hall

2357 Chester Blvd.

Richmond, IN 47374

How does this rule apply to you?

The FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA): PRODUCE RULE impacts almost all fruit and vegetable growers. If you grow, harvest, pack, or hold produce, you may be subject to part or all of the Produce Rule. Check out this chart to see how the rule applies to you. Even if the rule does not apply to you, you are encouraged to take the class.

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 come prepared to share your experiences and produce safety questions.

Training Agenda:

  • 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