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University of Illinois Extension serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell Counties

Tazewell County
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Fulton County
15411 N IL 100 Highway
Lewistown, IL 61542-9468
Phone: 309-547-3711
FAX: 309-547-3713
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Mason County
127 S High St, Ste 1
Havana, IL 62644-1496
Phone: 309-543-3308
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Peoria County
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-685-3140
FAX: 309-685-3397
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Upcoming Events


November 13, 2017 (8:00 AM )

Workshop Date: November 13, 2017  8:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT

Venue: Rend Lake College - Applied Science Center - Room 102 - 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, Illinois  62846


Trainers: Dr. Ruplal Choudhary, Dr. James Theuri, Dr. Laurie George

Cost: $ 60.00 per person (includes lunch and the Association of Food and Drug (AFDO) Certificate)

                              Produce Safety Alliance Training Material : $60

Payments must be made at the time of registration, and WILL NOT be accepted at the door.


Participants from farms looking to meet the conditions of the FSMA Produce Rule will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Course Attendance from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have attended the PSA Grower Training Course. The certificate is issued to the individual who attends the course as evidence of completion and does not stay with the farm/organization.  All attendees will receive a certificate.

Registration closes at October 27, 2017.

There are a limited number of seats available for this training.  Once the course has been filled, registration will close. Additional courses will be offered in the future, so please check the PSA website for more information about additional training courses

Questions? Contact  Laurie George at

Training Information:

Training is hosted by University of Illinois Extension and Southern Illinois University

Who Should Attend: 
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy 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.’

Additional information concerning this training can be found at:


Program on November 8th will begin promptly at 8:00am and will adjourn at 5:00pm CST.

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time to cover content contained in these modules. In order to receive the AFDO certificate, participants must attend all seven modules:

● Introduction to Produce Safety
● Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
● Soil Amendments
● Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
● Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
● Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
● How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

In addition to learning 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.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation of the registration will forfeit the payment in full.  Refunds will not be issued.

We look forward to seeing you at the training!

*Your contact information will not be sold or given to any organization other than AFDO. Please use the address where your certificate should be mailed.  The information will be used internally at University of Illinois Extension.

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