Register for UM Extension produce safety course by Oct. 25

Registration closes Oct. 25 for the Produce Safety Alliance grower training offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Nov. 5–6.

Training topics include foundational farm food safety best practices and coordinated management information based on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements. Participants who complete the course are eligible for the FSMA certificate that may be required for farm compliance. Three pesticide credits are also available.

Maine farmers who must comply with the FSMA will have a second training opportunity Dec. 11 and Dec. 18; registration for the December session closes Nov. 29. 

The $20 registration fee includes the training manual and certificate. Register and find more information on the training webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Theresa Tilton, 207.942.7396;