The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension will host two food safety trainings during March.

The Delaware Food Safety Modernization Act Training Set will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16-17 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 S. Dupont Highway, Harrington. The course is designed for wholesale fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, good agricultural practices and the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. There will be about seven hours of instruction to cover topics such as produce safety, worker health and hygiene, soil amendments, land use, agricultural water use, postharvest produce handling and how to develop a farm food safety plan. Lunch will be provided.

The 2017 Produce Food Safety Trainings for Direct Marketers and Small Growers will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 at Fischer Greenhouse, 531 S. College Ave., Newark. The course is designed for growers who sell primarily through direct market channels, as well as growers that require yearly training to sell at farmer's markets,and small growers who sell less than $25,000 of produce.

There will be four hours of instruction covering areas such as produce safety, worker health and hygiene, soil amendments, land use, agricultural water use, postharvest produce handling and how to develop a farm food safety plan.

For information on these programs, call 856-7303 or email adams@udel.edu.