Produce Safety Alliance Trainings in NC (2023-2024)

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This is a one day training course for growers on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum that meets the regulatory requirements of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. We encourage anyone working in the produce industry and all farmers (large and small) to attend this class.
If you are a produce farmer and would like to know if this class is mandatory for you based on the Produce Safety Rule, see determine where your farm falls under the PSR?

Before you register, please realize that only participants who attend all the sessions, actively participated in the activities and complete evaluations will receive a certificate for this class.


Date Location/ Contact person Link to register Language Deadline to register In person
December 6, 2023 Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston Salem, NC/ Elena Rogers Completed English December 1, 2023 Yes
December 7, 2023 Nash County Center, 1006 Eastern Ave, Room 102, Nashville, NC 27856/ Dr. Chip Simmons Completed English December 3, 2023 Yes
December 8, 2023 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center (MHCREC), 455 Research Dr. Mills River, NC 27695/ Elena Rogers Class Postponed – March 21, 2024 English December 3, 2023 Yes
January 4, 2024 North Carolina State Farmers Public Market, 1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603/ Dr. Chip Simmons Class Canceled English January 2, 2024 Yes
February 13, 2024 Union County Center, 3230-D Presson Rd, Monroe NC 28112/ Elena Rogers Completed English February 9, 2023 Yes
March 21, 2024 Durham County Cooperative Extension Center, 721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701/ Dr. Chip Simmons Completed English March 19, 2024 Yes
March 21, 2024 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Mills River, NC 28759/ Elena Rogers Completed English March 18, 2024 Yes
April 25, 2024 Caswell County Center, 126 Court Square, Yanceyville, NC 27379 Completed English April 22, 2024 Yes

Registration Fee & Materials

North Carolina residents – $50

Out-of-state participants – $100

A Produce Safety Alliance manual and supporting materials will be provided to each participant. Participants will be responsible for lunch on their own.

Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) by mail to the address provided.

Payment Instructions

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT: We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee.
CHECK PAYMENT: We accept check payments. When mailing in a check, please include a copy of the participant(s) confirmation page(s). You may send us a check made payable to NC State University–BAE.
Mail to:
NC State University–BAE
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators

Workshop Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration and Pre-test Evaluation

Welcome and Introductions
Module 1: Introduction to Produce Safety
Module 2: Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
Module 3: Soil Amendments
Module 4: Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part I: Production Water
Module 5: Agricultural Water – Part 2: Post-harvest Water
Module 6: Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation
Module 7: How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
Final Questions and Evaluations

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edufor processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between twenty (20) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for a refund. Payments made by check will be ineligible for a refund.Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to requesting a substitution.

Contact Information

For questions regarding program content:
Elena Rogers

Dr. Otto “Chip” D. Simmons, III

For questions regarding registrations:
Patty Cervenka