The National Young Farmers Coalition, the National Farmers Union, and Cornell Cooperative Extension are offering a two-day food safety course. Growers can sign up for both days or just choose one. Tuesday will be a PSA Grower Training to help familiarize young and sustainable farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Wednesday will guide you through the steps of writing a farm food safety plan.
This training will help you start writing a farm food safety plan, which is required for a GAPs audit. We’ll also help you answer answer common questions (like “What types of gloves fit under my glove use policy?” or “What is a scientifically validated process for making compost?”), talk about best practices, and share common pitfalls that other growers have faced.
To help maximize your time, there will be a little homework for this day, set out a week or two ahead of time. This is the second of two days. The first day can be found here.
A light breakfast, snacks, and plenty of coffee will be provided. Each participant will also get a Google Drive link to farm food safety plans and a few extra handy food safety resources.