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To provide a unified effort to promote change in Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People.

The Intertribal Agriculture Council conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. The IAC promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members.

Food Safety Modernization Act – Grower Training for Native American Farmers and Food Businesses

May 11, 2017

The Produce Safety Alliance presents: Food Safety Modernization Act Grower Training for Native American Farmers and Food Businesses

Wednesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 1
8 am to 5 pm each day

Ramkota Best Western Hotel
2111 N LaCrosse St
Rapid City, SD 57701

Hosted by the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

Fruit and vegetable growers and others choosing to meet the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.”

What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course
Those attending will receive seven hours of instruction learning over two days about produce safety best practices. Key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

Benefits of Attending the Course
Participants will learn about FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Participants will be eligible to 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.

Costs to Attend
Set costs include PSA Grower Training Manuals ($50) and a Certificate of Course Attendance from AFDO ($35).

Any questions about this training or other FSMA trainings should be directed to IFAI director Janie Hipp (jhipp@uark.edu), Sandy Martini (smartini@uark.edu) or Dr. H.L. Goodwin (hlgood@uark.edu).

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