• Maharishi University Sustainable Living Center (map)
  • 1000 North 4th Street
  • Fairfield, IA, 52557
  • United States

What is the training:
Produce Safety Alliance Information

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.’  Get more information about the PSA course here.

For Who:
The PSA courses are designed for growers of fruits and vegetables.  If you are a fruit or vegetable processor, please click here for more information about the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance trainings. 

How Much:
$20 for Iowa growers.  $120 for out of state growers.
Fee includes PSA manual, certificate of completion, and lunch.

Registration deadline is April 5th.

For More information and to register for this training, visit the Iowa State University Safe Produce Events Page.

It is strongly recommended individuals with little to no previous Good Agricultural Practices experience or education view the Iowa GAP I videos prior to attendance.  The videos can be accessed free of charge. 
It would also be helpful to be familiar with the content of these videos:
https://extension.psu.edu/what-is-the-food-safety-modernization-act-fsma (5 minutes)
https://extension.psu.edu/fsma-am-i-eligible-for-exemptions (10 minutes)