2021 Pre-Season Training Opportunities

The Arizona LGMA is pleased to share the following pre-season food safety training opportunities for LGMA members, their growers, and harvest crews.

September 15
8:00 am 

Water Treatment Optimization | AZ LGMA & University of Arizona 

ENGLISH | Yuma


September 16
8:00 am

Root Cause Analysis Workshop 
AZ LGMA, CA LGMA & Western Growers

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is of high interest for the produce industry because it can drive produce safety enhancements. In order to assist the fresh produce industry in root cause analysis, decision making and implementation, Western Growers, in collaboration with other leading produce industry associations, developed and published two RCA industry guidance documents. RCA is vital in advancing produce safety and mitigating risk factors and contamination events.

 

ENGLISH | Yuma

September 20
11:00 am 

Current Science on Pre-Harvest Product Testing & Sampling
Western Growers

In this webinar, you will hear from multiple recognized researchers as they share their current knowledge, experience and perspective on pre-harvest product sampling and testing. Speakers: Dr. Trevor Suslow, Dr. Matthew Stasiewicz, Dr. Donald Schaffner, Dr. Channah Rock.

ENGLISH | Virtual


September 21
11:00 am

Managing Harvesting Operations and Personnel
AZ LGMA

In this course, attendees will learn techniques for effectively managing harvesting crews and operations. In addition to teaching the basics of leadership and time management, we will discuss common issues that foremen and supervisors may face, and share methods for resolving them. 

 

ENGLISH | Phoenix

September 22
8:00 am 

 Environmental Risk Assessment Training (Module 4)
AZ LGMA

In this course, attendees will learn how to appropriately conduct pre-harvest and daily harvest risk assessments in the field. 

ENGLISH | Phoenix

September 28
1:30 pm

Virtual Office Hours:  Metrics Q & A
AZ LGMA

This virtual office hours will have an open Question and Answer session on Version 14 of the Metrics and the changes made for the 2021/2022 season.

 

ENGLISH | Virtual

Produce Farms including growers, harvesters, packers, coolers, and those interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Co-management of natural resources and Food Safety. Attending the course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in CFR 21.112 (C) which 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. This includes the Produce Safety Alliance Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course taught by Arizona Department of Agriculture and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. 

ENGLISH | Yuma  **password:  Oct13**



October
13
7:30 am 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course
AZ Department of Agriculture