Produce Safety Grower Training

Are you up-to-date with your Produce Safety grower training? 
Would you like a visit from the On-Farm Readiness Review Team to help prepare you for a FSMA inspection? 
Do you have Produce Safety questions, but, due to COVID, don’t feel comfortable having us visit you in person? 
We can help with all of that!
1. Our Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings are coming right up! We are offering it 2 times this fall – in November and again in December. Both trainings are virtual but require registration ahead of time so we can send you a manual.

December 11 AND 18, 2020 (Two consecutive Friday mornings.)
Online/Virtual Sessions
Dec 11, Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dec 18, Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration closes on November 29

How to register

Cost: $20/attendee

To register contact Theresa Tilton:

2.  Farmers can also request an “On-Farm Readiness Review” from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, sort of a “practice inspection” for educational purposes. To request an On-Farm Readiness Review, contact Leah Cook by phone: (207)764-2100 or email: She and her team can also help you determine whether your farm is fully covered by the rules or eligible for exemptions.

3. Do you have any Produce Safety questions that you would normally want us to come to visit your farm to answer, but would rather we didn’t visit the farm due to the pandemic? Would you like a version of the On-Farm Readiness Review in a virtual format? We can do that! Contact Chris Howard at UMaine Extension,, for more information.