The new Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety Technician website is now live! Visit for more information about the program, additional produce safety resources, and to stay updated on any produce safety related events throughout Michigan.
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is a standardized curriculum that covers a wide range of information on produce safety, including a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirements. It is recognized by FDA as one way to satisfy the training requirement of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, written in provision 112.22(c).
MSU Extension is able to offer the PSA Grower Training at no cost to growers. All trainings are conducted by MSU Extension educators who meet the training requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, and a Produce Safety Alliance lead trainer is present at all events.
Individuals who attend the entire training will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), which verifies they have completed the course.
2021 TRAINING DATES
The Spring 2021 training season has ended. Courses may resume in late fall 2021. Be sure to check back here for updates or email Heather Borden at firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming dates or interest.