PSA Grower Training

Remote Delivery

October 27 - 28 OR December 1 - 2, 2020

8 AM - 12:30 PM

The remote, two half-day, training event via "interactive remote video conferencing" "Zoom" that is intended for New Mexico fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

Registration & Fees: Online registration available! Pay with credit card or P-Card only! Registration is limited, register today!

  • $45 - New Mexico residents
  • $90 - Out-of-State residents

Deadlines: Oct. Class: Oct. 16 at 5 PM | Dec. Class: Nov. 17 at 5 PM

Includes: Certificate and training manual; to be mailed to your home or "COVID accessible" address upon registration. Please provide, if different from your payment-required address.

The link and password will be provided following registration; the week prior to the start of the course. You will need internet access, video camera, and microphone for the web session. A practice session will be provided and attendance is strongly encouraged.

For more information on the Zoom requirements and instructions, please visit:

Upon interactive completion of the entire 8-hour course, growers will receive a certificate to help satisfy the new Food Safety Modernization Act guidelines. The course will be interactive; both video and audio thus attendance for the entire two 4-hour sessions is mandatory. Prior approval for divergences is required.

Refunds: Requests must be received in writing to Janet Witte at by Oct. 16 for the Oct. Class and Nov. 17 for the Dec. Class.

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If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service, please contact Janet Witte by Oct. 16 for the Oct. Class and Nov. 17 for the Dec. Class at or leave a detailed message at 575-649-6910.

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating.

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by Grant Number 5U18FD005920-02 from the FDA.

The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

ATTN: Janet Witte, NMSU
Southwest Border Food Protection & Emergency Preparedness Center
MSC 3AE, P.O. Box 30003
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: 575-646-5949