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Hello Produce Safety Alliance Listserve Members:

As of June 25th, the PSA is now represented by 1,817 PSA Trainers and 226 Lead Trainers, domestically and internationally. Since September 2016, this same cadre of trainers has educated close to 25,000 growers through 1,052 registered PSA Grower Training Courses across the world on produce safety practices and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. While significant progress has been made in providing outreach to growers, there is a continued need for educating produce growers and packers, especially as the staggered compliance dates for different business sizes come into effect. Read more in this newsletter about upcoming opportunities to attend a PSA Train-the-Trainer Course and additional resources for those considering application to become a PSA Lead Trainer. 
PSA Lead Trainer Application Resources
The first step to hosting a PSA Grower Training Course is to attend a  PSA Train-the-Trainer Course (TTT). If you have not yet attended a PSA TTT, check out the most  recent course listings below. Each PSA Grower Training must have at least one  PSA Lead Trainer

The PSA is committed to assisting in the development of PSA Lead Trainers and recently has developed a fact sheet with tips for those who are interested in applying (or re-applying) to become PSA Lead Trainers. In addition, PSA team members Gretchen Wall, Connie Fisk, and Donna Pahl, assisted in the development and launch of an advanced trainer course hosted by  The Postharvest Center at UC Davis on May 30-31, 2018. A summary of key components included in the PSA Lead Trainer Application process as well as tips for gaining additional experience and education was presented by Donna Pahl, Southwest Regional Extension Associate, during the June 25th  Produce Safety Educator's Call

If you are considering taking the next step to become a PSA Lead Trainer, utilize the resources described above or feel free to contact any one of the  PSA Team for additional guidance. 
Upcoming Train-the-Trainer & Integrated Training Courses
Are you interested in hosting PSA Grower Trainings? If so, take advantage of the upcoming Train-the-Trainer Courses listed below which will enable you to become a 
PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer. Recently, registration numbers have been dropping for Train-the-Trainer Courses. As a result, we will be offering fewer courses in response to the low demand going forward.  Sign up now before these opportunities pass!

For the most up-to-date listing of PSA Train-the-Trainer Courses, visit:

Tallahassee, FL, USA: 7/24/2018 - 7/25/2018

  • Location: 2010 Pinder St., Tallahassee, FL 32308, USA
  • Contact InformationKristin Woods, Phone: 251-753-1164
  • Cost: Growers-$25 in-state/$125 out-of-state; Trainers-$225
    Course #: FL-180724-INT | 
  • TRAINER: Registration Information; GROWER: Registration Information
  • Training Language: English
  • Notes: This course is an Integrated Course and is a great opportunity for trainers who would like to see the PSA Grower Training delivered to a grower audience. Day 1 is the PSA Grower Training and Day 2 is the Train-the-Trainer. Growers attend Day 1, trainers must attend both days. This course may be canceled due to low enrollment. Sign up now!

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico: 6/14/2018 - 6/15/2018

  • Location: Calle Sao Paulo No. 2334, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44630, Mexico
  • Contact InformationJuan Silva, Phone: 662617304
  • Cost: $12000 MX
    Course #: MEX-180614-TR | Registration Information
  • Training Language: Spanish

Guayaquil, Ecuador: 6/25/2018 - 6/26/2018

  • Location: Av. de las Américas, junto al aeropuerto J.J. Olmedo, Guayaquil, 090150, Ecuador
  • Contact InformationSergio Nieto-Montenegro, Phone: 8646336325
  • Cost: $315(plus tax)-Growers; $630(plus tax)-Trainers
    Course #: ECU-180625-INT | Registration Information
  • Training Language: Spanish

Baton Rouge, LA, USA: 9/5/2018 - 9/6/2018

  • Location: 212 Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
  • Contact InformationKristin Woods, Phone: 251-753-1164
  • Cost: $175
    Course #: LA-180905-TR | Registration Information
  • Training Language: English
Locate a PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer
Are you looking to build a training team or need an additional PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer for your Grower Training Course?

Check out our trainer directory to find trainers located near you!

(Note: Not all PSA Trainers and Lead Trainers are listed in this directory since they were provided the opportunity to 'opt out' of being listed publicly. If you are a PSA Trainer or Lead Trainer and want to be listed or need to update your contact information, please use the 'Update My Entry' form on the directory page.)
PSA Quarterly Training Report
The PSA conducts quarterly reporting for all registered PSA Grower and Train-the-Trainer Courses. The next report will be available in early October 2018.

The most recent report and maps can be accessed at:

Course & Trainer Totals - June 25, 2018

PSA Training Maps - June 25, 2018

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