Produce Safety Alliance Growers' Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Southern University Ag Center, 181 B.A. Little Drive, in Baton Rouge. The registration deadline is Sept. 15.

The SU Land-Grant Campus has been holding safety trainings to assist produce growers in improving their safety practices ahead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s implementation of its Produce Safety Rule. The rule was finalized in November 2015 and sets standards for growing, harvesting, packing and storing fruits and vegetables. It addresses water quality, composting, farm personnel health and hygiene and equipment sanitation.

Registration is $20 and includes resource materials and lunch. Contact Emily King at (225) 771-3705 or at or Dr. Fatemeh Malekian at (225) 771-0251 or at