Safe Wisconsin Produce: Grower Trainings


Upcoming Trainings

  • December 8, 2022, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register here.
  • January 24, 2023, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register here.
  • February 28, 2023. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Baldwin, Wis. Registration link coming soon.
  • March 29, 2023. Details TBA.

If your farm needs to meet​ the Produce Safe​ty Rule, the ne​xt step is to attend a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Produce Safety Rule grower training (see below for upcoming trainings). Under the rule, a produce farm must have an employee who has completed this training. The training ensures a responsible party employed by the farm understands​ the required food safety practices. Upon completion, you wil​l have a better understanding of how your farm’s practices stack up against Produce Safety Rule requirements. You will also learn more about exceptions and exemptions available under the rule.

The grower training only needs to be taken once; however, the certificate of completion belongs to the individual and not the farm.

Trained and certified staff from the Safe Wisconsin Produce program and its partner organizations are providing grower trainings across the state. The seven-hour training covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to produce safety
  • Worker health, hygiene, and training
  • Soil amendments
  • Wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use
  • Agricultural water
    • Part 1: Production water
    • Part 2: Postharvest water
  • Developing a farm food safety plan​
  • Postharvest handling and sanitation

Interested in receiving grower training? Let us know.