Berrien Conservation District

Berrien County Conservation District

Produce Safety

Now Available

  • Produce Safety Risk Assessments
  • On-Farm Readiness Review
  • Educational help with record keeping
  • Educational help with FMSA Compliance
  • On-farm technical assistance with FSMA Compliance
  • Steps to be in compliance with the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

The Berrien Conservation District has a Produce Safety Technician that is available to work with produce growers on all aspects of produce safety and compliance questions regarding FSMA. She is here to be an educational tool and works closely with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan State University, and the Produce Safety Alliance to help bring awareness to what is required by the FDA for produce growers.

Victoria Toney can be reached by email at Victoria.Toney@macd.org or by office (269) 471-9111 ext. 3. She also works heavily in Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties so do not be afraid to reach out with any questions!  
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Upcoming Grower Training

These trainings are mandatory for produce growers to attend and are currently being offered free of cost to growers. Pre-registration is required for each training and allows for the proper amount of books to be ordered. 


There will be Spring 2019 sessions that run Jan-May and these will be offered free of cost. If you do not get into these trainings prior to May 2019, there will be a significant cost associated with the training along with it being mandatory for produce growers.


March 28th - South Haven 

Lake Michigan College - South Haven

9am to 4:30pm

Lunch Provided



Use the button below to be directed to the Agenda and registration link.


Upcoming Dates for Produce Safety

March 28th - PSA Grower Training Course @ Lake Michigan College South Haven Room 221 at 9am.

*Pre-registration is required for lunch and materials*


April 12th - Farm Food Safety Plan Workshop sponsored by Michigan Farmers Union at Berrien MSU Extension at 9am

*Pre-registration is required for lunch and materials*