Farmworker Produce Safety Training Tools for English-Speaking Managers

This free workshop will train farm managers and crew leaders to conduct successful produce safety training programs that meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and contribute to a positive workplace culture that supports produce safety.

  • Learn what training is required for farmworkers under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Gain tools and resources for building a culture of produce safety among farm employees
  • Explore evidence-based strategies for adult education, including tips for non-English speaking and low English literacy audiences
Who should attend: crew leaders, managers, designated farm food safety individuals, owners and anyone responsible for farmworker training and day-to-day management of employees engaged in harvesting, packing or other produce handling tasks

Locations and Dates:

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in two locations:

Friday, February 7

Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center

Benton Harbor

Monday, February 24 - CANCELLED

Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

Traverse City




Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Mariel Borgman at or 989-506-3922, or Garrett Ziegler at or 616-608-7436