Discounted Tickets Available for Sacramento Region FSMA Workshop

Tickets are going fast! Produce growers, don’t miss the opportunity to attend this workshop that meets the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training requirement for produce farms at a discounted rate. The CCOF Foundation’s Fresno Region FSMA workshop sold out, but tickets are still available for the Sacramento region workshop on March 28. Thanks to a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, workshop tickets only cost $35 per attendee. Without grant support, these trainings can cost hundreds of dollars per person.
If you can’t make it to the March 28 workshop, the CCOF Foundation will offer additional trainings at a discounted rate throughout California, including workshops near San Diego, Petaluma, and Monterey. The San Diego and Monterey region workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish. Our workshop instructors have experience with organic production practices and can answer food safety questions from an organic perspective.
Produce farmers can find out if they are required to attend a mandatory FSMA food safety training by reading our blog post on FSMA Basics for Produce Growers or watching a recording of the How Do I Need to Comply with FSMA? Webinar.
Even if you aren’t required to take a FSMA food safety training in 2018, farmers who will be required to attend the training in the future may want to consider taking advantage of these discounted workshops rates. 
Currently, both the USDA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are providing funding to reduce the cost of FSMA-required trainings for produce growers. This funding will not continue indefinitely, and the cost of attending the FSMA-required trainings may go up again in future years.