Outreach & Training

WRCEFS/Regional Trainings

Preharvest Ag Water Treatment Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for Western region extension & industry professionals who wish to teach courses on preharvest agricultural water treatment.

 

What to Expect? 

Goals of this workshop are to teach participants about:

  • Different approaches to treating preharvest agricultural water on-farm
  • How to implement these systems to meet requirements of the Produce Safety Rule
  • How to verify that the system is operating as intended

 

Draft agenda from our previous course can be accessed here.

 

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This workshop was created by the members of the Southern and Western Regional Centers. These include collaborators at Washington State University Extension, North Carolina State University Extension, New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, IFAS Extension (University of Florida), and the University of Tennessee Extension

Produce Safety Professional Development Workshop
Who Should Attend?

This half-day virtual workshop is for produce safety trainers interested in gaining additional experience in teaching the PSA curriculum to growers. 

 

What to Expect? 

After attending this workshop, trainers will be able to: 

  • List recent updates and navigate resources for handling tough produce safety questions
  • Demonstrate how to address FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements in sticky produce safety scenarios 
  • Describe strategies for engaging participants in each topic of the PSA Grower Training course

 

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This workshop was created by the Western Regional Center (WRCEFS), the Produce Safety Alliance, and New Mexico State University.

Produce Safety Alliance Training Events in the Western U.S. - Registration Required

PSA Train-the-Trainer Courses

Upcoming Courses: 

 

In-person course | Colorado Springs, CO, USA: 4/16/2024 - 4/17/2024

 

 

For a full list of train-the-trainer courses visit PSA Website

PSA Advanced Trainer Workshop

 

The Produce Safety Alliance and Southern Center have collaborated to create the PSA Advanced Training course. This workshop has been developed to provide attendees with an in-depth scientific understanding of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and help trainers enrich their PSA training skills. This workshop is a blend of lecture, hands-on activities, and breakout groups separated into six half-day modules:

  1. Micro 101
  2. Soil Amendments and Animals
  3. Production Water
  4. Sanitation
  5. Postharvest Water
  6. Instructor Tips for Participant Engagement

 

The prerequisite for this training is the PSA Train-the-Trainer course. To be notified about course details, please use this link or visit the Advanced Trainer Workshop page of the PSA website. 

PSA Grower Training Courses

Online delivery course | NY, USA: 5/1/2024 - 5/21/2024

 

In-person course | Central Point, OR, USA: 5/16/2024

 

Remote delivery course | AZ, USA: 5/21/2024 - 5/22/2024

 

In-person course | Stockton, CA, USA: 5/21/2024

  • Location: 2101 E. Earhart Ave, Suite 100, Stockton, CA 95206, USA
  • Contact InformationAugust Dettis, Phone: 916-246-2860
  • Cost: $285; Course #: CA-240521-GR
  • Training Language: English

 

Remote delivery course | OR, USA: 5/29/2024 - 5/30/2024

 

Remote delivery course | CA, USA: 5/30/2024 - 5/31/2024

 

Remote delivery course | OR, USA: 6/12/2024 - 6/13/2024

 

Online delivery course | NY, USA: 6/12/2024 - 7/2/2024

 

Remote delivery course | AZ, USA: 6/25/2024 - 6/26/2024

 

Remote delivery course | NM, USA: 6/25/2024 - 6/26/2024

 

Online delivery course | NY, USA: 7/10/2024 - 7/30/2024

 

For a full list of trainings visit Produce Safety Alliance website.

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Past Training Events

For a complete list visit  PSA website

Preventive Controls for Human Food Trainings - Registration Required

PCQI Courses

Preventive Controls for Human Food 

In-person delivery course | Pomona, CA, USA: 7/10/2024 - 7/12/2024

  • Contact Information: Xu Yang 
  • Cost: $449
  • Training Language: English

Click here to register for the July 10th PCHF course

 

Preventive Controls for Human Food Part 2

More courses coming soon!

 
For Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) courses visit FSPCA Website

Check back frequently for event updates.