The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold a Produce Safety Alliance grower-training course at the Waldo County UMaine Extension office, 992 Waterville Road, Belfast, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Friday, December 6; online registration must be completed by December 2. The $25 fee includes a training manual and lunch.

The course provides a foundation for fruit and vegetable growers in food-safety best practices; coordinated management information; information about Food Safety Modernization Act requirements; and details about Produce Safety Rule requirements. There will be time for questions and discussion; participants will be encouraged to share experiences and ask questions.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call Theresa Tilton at 942-7396 or email To register, visit