2024 virtual grower training

Join trainers for a virtual farm food safety training on February 7th.


Virtual Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join Virtual PSA Trainers Lindsey Pashow (CCE Harvest NY) & Laura Biasillo (CCE Broome) on Wednesday February 7th via Zoom to gain your required food safety training by the Food Safety Modernization Act and many 3rd party food safety audits, such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

PSA Trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in the area of worker health, hygiene, soil amendments, wildlife, agricultural water, post-harvest handling and sanitation, along with how to develop a Farm Food Safety Plan. Activities and interaction time among peers will also occur each day to meet the requirements from AFDO (Association of Food and Drug Officials) and the Produce Safety Alliance related to attendee engagement.

Each participant farm will receive a manual. The manual includes curriculum module slides and slide notes divided by tabs with learning objectives. Additionally, references, a glossary, and FSMA-specific information is included. Registration is required by February 1st in order to ensure each farm receives the manual prior to the course beginning.

All participants that attended the entire course (February 7th, all 7 modules) are eligible to receive a certificate from AFDO that verifies they completed the training course. As this is a remote delivered course, participant engagement and attendance will be monitored by trainers throughout the training. This includes the need for access to high-speed reliable internet, a webcam turned during all the modules on the February 7th training, and a computer/laptop to participate in the Zoom sessions. Attendees will ONLY be eligible for an AFDO certificate of course completion if they attend and participate in all sessions on February 7th.

We are utilizing Zoom for the training, you will need a high speed internet connection for smoothest participation experience. We also recommend a microphone to help in communication with both students and trainers.

Registration is limited to 30 farms each day, at a cost of $75/farm. Please be advised that refunds are not available. Registration is required by February 1st to ensure that mailing of manuals can occur in a timely fashion and that farms will receive them prior to the start of the training on February 7th.

To register for this training, please click here. If you are uncertain whether the course is for you, you are welcome to contact Laura Biasillo at lw257@cornell.edu or (607) 584-5007.






Laura Biasillo
Agricultural Economic Development Specialist
(607) 584-5007


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Last updated December 1, 2023