Lindsey Pender Joins the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team

Sep. 21, 2018
Lindsey Pender

Lindsey Pender is our newest member of the Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. An undeniable passion for agriculture born from a lifetime on the ranch was the motivating factor for Lindsey to pursue a Master of Extension Education at Colorado State University and cultivate a career in producer education and assistance.  Although her undergraduate degree is in Animal Science (from CSU Chico), Lindsey has proven herself a valuable asset in food safety education and outreach. She is a Produce Safety Alliance FSMA Grower Trainer, FSMA On-Farm Readiness Review Assessor, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) trainer.  She is also certified in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).  Lindsey has experience working with underserved populations and will be coordinating fresh produce safety trainings for these communities in Ohio.  She will also be coordinating Food Safety Plan Writing Workshops and On-farm Audit Readiness reviews.  When not working with producers or developing outreach materials, Lindsey's time is usually occupied by her husband, three children, and dog. She also enjoys hiking, exploring, and artistic pursuits.