UMaine Extension to offer Produce Safety Alliance grower training in three locations

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) grower training in three counties beginning Nov. 30.

Dates vary; all trainings will be held 9 a.m.–6 p.m. The training is open to Maine residents only.

The course provides a foundation for farm food safety best practices and coordinated management information, Food Safety Modernization Act requirements, and details on developing a farm food safety plan.

The workshops are offered in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and AgMatters LLC.

  • Nov. 30 (snow date Dec. 7), UMaine Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Register online by Nov. 23.
  • Jan. 8 (snow date Jan. 11), UMaine Extension Penobscot County, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor. Register online by Jan. 7.
  • Feb. 8 (snow date Feb. 15), Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity. Register online by Feb. 1.

The $20 fee includes a training manual, PSA course completion certificate, lunch and snacks. Enrollment is limited to 28 attendees per location. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Theresa Tilton at 942.7396;