Download the FSMA Produce Safety Record Templates document to get help with required and encouraged recordkeeping.
Produce Safety Record Templates.pdf
COVID-19 Resources for produce growers, compiled from the FDA, USDA, EPA, OSHA, and extension experts around the country.
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Cleaning a Walk-In Cooler
Pest Management on a Farm
Agricultural Water Testing
Agricultural Water Standards and Quality (Production Water)
Agricultural Water Quality Parameters (Post-Harvest Water)
Best Practices for On-Farm Readiness Review (Pre-Harvest)
Best Practices for On-Farm Readiness Review (Post-Harvest)
Infiltration in Produce During Washing
Best Practices to Control Field Contamination
Download a Checklist for Retail Purchasing of Fresh Food
FS0030.ChecklistRetailPurchasingFreshFood in Extension format.pdf
Value Added Products
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of what's allowed and what's not here in Iowa as you process and sell value jams, pickled vegetables, fermented food, and frozen/dehydrated products.
Extension Value Added Agriculture:
Find information on:
- Women in Agriculture
- Small Farms Sustainability
- Visit Iowa Farms
- Land Grant Legacy
- Feasibility studies
- Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
- Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)
Food Safety Resource Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse is a curated and crowd-sourced collection of Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule (PCHFR) resources related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Find information on constructing and operating a high tunnel.
Also in the Extension store, find information on:
- Vegetable Production Budgets for High Tunnels
- Farm Safety
- Water Quality
- Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Food Safety
Resources for keeping local food safe.
Iowa Food Safety and Protection Task Force
Information on food processing, farmers' markets, and homebased food operations
Iowa Food Hub
Resources from a nonprofit that connects farmers, families, and food grown close to home in Northeast Iowa.
Iowa Department of Agriculture
- Forms and Licensing
- Organic Certification
- Farm to School programs
- Farmers’ Market Directories
- Administrative Rules
Information for Farms that are Exempt or fall under the Modified Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
PSR Modified Requirements - Labeling and Records.pdf
Produce Safety Alliance
- Produce Safety Rule
- Upcoming Trainings
- How to get trained as a lead trainer
North Central Region Center for Food Safety Modernization Act for Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance
- Upcoming FSMA trainings
- Specific resources for different fruits and vegetables
- Contact information for state leaders around the Midwest