march, 2019

29mar7:30 AM5:00 PMFSMA Produce Safety Training

Event Details

The National Young Farmers Coalition and the Chi+Illinois Young Farmers, in partnership with the National Farmers Union (NFU), University of Illinois Extension, Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), and Windy City Harvest are proud to offer this workshop to help familiarize young and sustainable farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Click here for a printable flyer:

By law, all non-exempt farms will be required to have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) training such as this one. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records, which will be covered in this workshop. And, regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm! This workshop alone is valued at $135. The National Young Farmers Coalition is happy to be able to subsidize this workshop to $35.

There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. After attending the entire course, participants will receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course. This training will be taught by Zachary Grant of the University of IL Extension, Billy Mitchell from the National Farmers Union, Darrell McGuire of the Deep South Food
Alliance, and Maggie Kaiser from the National Young Farmers Coalition. All trainers have experience working with small-scale produce farms.

Snacks, lunch and refreshments provided.

For more info:, (847) 987-4565

Produce Safety Workshop
Friday, March 29th
Farm on Ogden
3555 Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL


(Friday) 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Farm on Ogden

3555 W Ogden Ave


Advocates For Urban Agriculture