PSA Northwest Regional Extension Associate
Connie joined the Produce Safety Alliance as the Northwest Regional Extension Associate in August 2017. She has fifteen years of extension and teaching experience, including college-level horticulture, microbiology, food science, agroecology, and family and consumer science courses, both on campus and online. Her education and work experience include production, harvest, postharvest handling, processing, and evaluation (quality, safety, sensory) of a variety of agricultural products. She enjoys teaching the information and skills growers need to produce safe, high quality crops for fresh and processing markets and to comply with buyer requirements and government regulations. She is also passionate about training and mentoring trainers about best practices for connecting with their audiences in face-to-face, remote, and online courses. Connie received her B.S. in Nutrition and Food Management and her M.S. in both Food Science & Technology and Horticulture from Oregon State University and her Ph.D. in Horticultural Science from NC State University. Follow her on Twitter @connie_fisk.