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Train-The-Trainer Course

September 5 - 6, 2018

  • Venue: 212 Efferson Hall, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA. 70803
  • Cost to Attend: $175
  • Fee includes the PSA Training Manual, the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion, USB drive with educational materials, and light refreshments and lunch on both days.
  • REGISTER before September at 4.00 pm:
  • https://store.lsuagcenter.com/p-213-produce-safety-alliance-train-the-trainer-course.aspx
  • Hotel: Lafayette Hotel, 600 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130.
  • A block of rooms has been reserved. To take advantage of the special rates ($78 per night +taxes), be sure to book your reservation by February 28, 2017. The rate is only applicable to one-bed and two-bed deluxe rooms. You could reserve online at www.lafayettehotelneworleans.com by using Code AGLSU or call to the reservation center 800-366-2743 during normal business hours. Callers should identify themselves as members of the LSU AgCenter.
  • Questions? CONTACT:
  • Achyut Adhikari - ACAdhikari@agcenter.lsu.edu, 225-578-2529
    Ms. Celika Murphy - cmurphy@agcenter.lsu.edu, 225-578-4475
  • Download the information sheet: [PDF]

This training is for produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. Those who become a PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer are able to offer the PSA standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This curriculum was developed through a nationwide collaboration including produce growers, extension educators, researchers, produce industry representatives, and government personnel.

This two-day course will provide detailed information about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of natural resources and food safety, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and a review of the seven module PSA Grower Training curriculum. The course will also cover principles of adult education, how to incorporate the PSA curriculum into other extension trainings, developing working partnerships, expectations for PSA Trainers, and how to register a PSA Grower Training Course with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

Trainers must be present for the entire course in order to be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion and to offer PSA Grower Training Courses, under the leadership of a PSA Lead Trainer. There will be a limited number of seats available for this training. Once the course has been filled, we will be closing the registration. Additional courses will be offered in the future, please check the PSA website for more information about additional training courses.

A link to the PSA Trainer Application will be sent to those who register, approximately one week before the course. This application is REQUIRED for trainers to receive the Produce Safety Alliance/Association of Food and Drug Officials Certificate of Course Completion and to offer PSA Grower Training Courses, under the leadership of a PSA Lead Trainer. More information will be sent after the course concludes about becoming a PSA Lead Trainer.

Directions to the event and other logistical information will be sent approximately one week before the training.


We look forward to seeing you at the training!

LSU AgCenter Southern Center for FSMA Training Produce Safety Alliance

Funding for this program was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through PAR-16-137. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.

revised: 24-Feb-2022 10:42