Grower Training Course
This is an in-person event that requires you wear a mask at all times that you are not
drinking or eating.
Course Date and Time:
October 13, 2021
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
University of Arizona Yuma Agricultural Center
6425 W 8th Street
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Password for Registration:
Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule
Course Registration Fee:
Who Should Attend?
Produce Farms including growers, harvesters, packers, coolers, and those interested in learning
about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Good Agricultural
Practices (GAPs), Co-management of natural resources and Food Safety. Attending the course is
one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in CFR 21.112 (C) which
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. This includes the Produce Safety Alliance
Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course taught by Arizona Department of Agriculture and
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.
Individuals who participate in the course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:
Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm.
How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin
implementing safe practices on the farm.
Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.
Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association
of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). The certificate verifies completion of the course and will be emailed
Click the link below to register: