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MN FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training - Willmar

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What you'll learn

  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be on the farm.
  • Practices that reduce risks, and practical methods to implement these practices on the farm.
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one. Overview of GAP audits.
  • Requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

Your trainers for these courses are PSA staff, MDA staff, UMN Extension staff, and trained fruit and vegetable growers. The course certificate is good for life, and you only need to attend once to meet the Rule requirements outlined in the §112.22(c) of the Produce Safety Rule.

Check-in opens at 8:30. Training will begin at 9:00 and end at 5:00.

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Event information

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Regional Extension Office, Willmar
1802 18th Street NE
Willmar, MN 56201
United States

Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program at 651-539-3648 or email producesafety.mda@state.mn.us.


$35 Note this is a subsidized cost and will likely rise in following years.


Registration deadlines: 5 business days before each class date, or until full. Preregistration required for trainings. 

Registration includes the training materials, lunch, refreshments, and a Certificate of Course Attendance issued by Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). Participation for the entire training is required to receive the certificate. Class sizes are limited to 40 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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