Produce Safety/GAP Education

FSMA Produce Safety Rule/Produce Safety Alliance Approved
Grower Training Course

UConn Extension Food Safety Education
with support from USDA/Connecticut State Department of Agriculture 
Specialty Crops Program


February 28 and March 1, 2017
9:00 am through 3:30 pm
March 2, Snow Date
Registration Deadline February 20

Tolland County Extension Center
24 Hyde Avenue
Vernon, CT 06066-4599
(860) 875-3331


March 8 and 9, 2017
9:00 am through 3:30 pm
March 10, Snow Date
Registration Deadline March 1

Middlesex County Extension Center
1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, Connecticut 06438
(860) 345-4511

Directions to the venues will be provided to all who register.

COST: No charge to CT Farmers; $100 for others and an additional $35 for the AFDO certificate (price includes cost of curriculum, breaks, lunch and materials).

REGISTRATION: Please email Diane Hirsch at or call 203.407.3163 to register or if you have questions about the course. Note registration deadlines above. Please provide the following information when you register:

Name of attendee(s)
Farm/operation name
Mailing address
Phone number (be sure this is a number that can be used if needed to inform about a weather cancellation)
Email address

If you choose to register by mail, or If you are a farmer from another state, please see the registration form on the next page.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course has been designed to provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices knowledge that includes emphasis on co-management of food safety and environmental management goals, while outlining the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘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.’

In order to obtain a certificate that provides evidence of compliance with the training requirements of the rule, you must be present for the entire two-day course.

UConn Extension is an AA/EEO employer and program provider.

Brochure and Registration Form (PDF)




For questions about GAP and food safety plans, or future workshops contact: