We partner with the University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension program to provide classroom and on-farm training opportunities related to produce safety.

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings

Our FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training courses provide in-depth information about the requirements of the federal Produce Safety Rule. Farms that are covered by the rule are required to have at least one supervisor or responsible party from their farm complete training that uses FDA-recognized curriculum or equivalent. This course meets those requirements. Anyone interested in learning the details of the Produce Safety Rule is welcome to attend, including employees or representatives from those farms that are excluded or that qualify for an exemption from the rule. Visit our FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training page for more information.

On-Farm Readiness Reviews

Farmers who have participated in a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training are eligible to request an On-Farm Readiness Review. This is free and voluntary opportunity to do a farm walk-through with outreach staff from the MDA Produce Safety Program and the UMN Extension educators, to discuss how the Produce Safety Rule applies to your operation. Visit our On-Farm Readiness Review page for more information.