The Colorado State University Produce Safety Fellowship is an innovative year-long graduate assistantship focusing on developing professionals with experience in produce safety and literacy in the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. The program’s first year began in August 2017 and consists of mentoring from a team of educators, government officials, agricultural producers, and other industry professionals. It will include educational opportunities with many organizations (such as the Produce Safety Alliance, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the FDA).
Students admitted to the Produce Safety Fellows Program will develop outreach materials, conduct research, make presentations to stakeholders and gain valuable experience through field-based internships and performance of farm-level assessments. Upon program completion, graduates will be leaders in produce safety with a thorough understanding of Colorado state and federal regulations, public health threats related to fruit and vegetable production, and competence in adult education.
Throughout the Produce Safety Fellowship Experience, students will blog or vlog about their experiences and you can follow along their journey right here.
Check out our Fellows bios here.
Do you want to learn more about the Produce Safety Fellowship and possibly apply? Check out our Grad student 2017 Produce Safety Fellowship announcement . We will post a new announcement in March 2018 in order to open the application process for the 2018-19 academic year.
Keep updated with our Fellowship Calendar here.