Produce Safety Workshop – Lacey, WA

Learn how to grow more safely!

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) and Iowa Organic Association, in partnership with the National Farmers Union and the USDA, is proud to offer workshops across the country to help familiarize young and organic farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). All non-exempt farms will be required to have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA PSR training such as this one. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records, which will be covered in this workshop. And, regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm!

This workshop is valued at $135. NYFC is happy to be able to subsidize this workshop for young and beginning farmers.

Registration begins at 7:30 am and the workshop begins promptly at 8 am.

At this workshop:

  • 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

There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

Light breakfast and lunch provided.

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