Produce Essentials is comprised of five extensive units that cover the main areas of business operations for most produce organizations. Each unit includes a final exam that gauges learning ability and knowledge retention.

These five units can also be accessed individually in the course catalogue.

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Sustainability & Social License The concepts of sustainability and social licence are interpreted and applied within produce industry operations.
Sales & Marketing The business of produce is explored including how business deals and relationships are developed and maintained in the produce industry.
Production Practices From fields to greenhouses and beyond this module examines production practices specific to various growing environments.
Produce Supply Chain Logistics The complexities of moving a living, breathing product from the field to the fork are examined across the supply chain.
Food Safety & Quality Assurance Ensuring safe, quality produce is examined as a foundational requirement for the produce supply chain.


Course Number of Participants Cost per Participant
(CPMA Member)
Cost per Participant
Order Method
Produce Essentials Full Course 1-10 $200 $400 Online Form
11+ $150 $400 Contact CPMA






Produce Essentials Individual Unit 1-10 $50 $100 Online Form
11+ $25 $100 Contact CPMA