WALDOBORO, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) grower training in three counties beginning Nov. 30.
Dates vary; all trainings 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 207.942.7396; firstname.lastname@example.org.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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