Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

February 21, 2019  |  10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  |  La Crosse, Wis.


Register for this class, and then sign up for a $100 scholarship through Farmers Union:
Wisconsin Farmers Union PSA Grower Training Scholarship Application



Teresa Wiemerslage, Iowa State University Extension
Kirsten Slaughter, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Annake Ramsey, Organic Valley’s Produce Program Manager


  • Microbial risks
  • Produce safety best practices
  • Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule




Meet the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for food safety training with this official PSA Grower Training course, which includes the PSA manual and certificate. You’ll learn everything you need to know to ensure your farm complies with the Produce Safety Rule and follows safe food handling practices.

Teresa Wiermerslage specializes in local food systems for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Kirsten Slaughter teaches food safety for Wisconsin Farmers Union. Annake Ramsey is Organic Valley’s produce program manager.

This experienced team understands organic small- and medium-sized produce farms, and will share examples of practices used on these farms to help you promote a culture of food safety on your farm. Come prepared to share your farm’s produce safety experience and questions.


Presenter bios:

Teresa Wiemerslage is a field specialist specializing in local food systems for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in the northeast quarter of the state. She has a strong background in plant science including horticulture and agronomy. In her current position, she specializes in food system development, food hubs, Farm to School, on-farm food safety and GroupGAP. Raised on a sheep and hog farm in South Dakota, she now lives on a fourth generation family farm along the Minnesota border where they raise cattle, corn and hay.



Kirsten Slaughter. In her work as the Membership and Education Organizer for Wisconsin Farmers Union, Kirsten Slaughter has traveled the state in recent months educating farmers about how FSMA will impact their farm. Her other work for the organization includes supporting local chapter development and youth education.





Annake Ramsey  has served as CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley’s Produce Program Manager for 11 years where she manages the farmer side of the business. Annake developed CROPP’s produce farmer food safety training program, which helps farmers create farm food safety plans. She serves as a Wisconsin representative to the North Central Regional Center for Food Safety.







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