Agriculture Consulting and Training

  • Overview
  • Supplier Management Services
  • Custom Standards Development
  • Benefits
  • Why Work With NSF?

NSF International provides consulting and training services for the entire agricultural supply chain, including producers, processors, industry bodies, retailers and the government. We undertake a broad range of strategic and technical consulting projects.

Our areas of expertise in consulting and training include:

  • Custom standards development
  • Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)
  • Sustainability
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Environmental protection
  • Animal disease risk management
  • Human health and safety management
  • Product recall training

Use of NSF consulting services or attending NSF training sessions does not provide an advantage, nor is it linked in any way to the granting of certification.

Supplier Management Services

With food safety and quality experts working at every step of the supply chain, NSF is ready to help you assure the safety of your products with our suite of supplier management services. Our supplier services include:

  • Development and auditing to your custom safety and quality requirements
  • Sourcing standards for national and global agricultural supplier compliance
  • FSMA training, auditing and consulting

Custom Standards Development

We can also develop safety, quality or sustainable production standards customized to your specifications based on nearly 70 years of expertise in standards development and knowledge of regulatory frameworks, industry best practices, verification protocols and assessment techniques. We then conduct site assessments to these custom standards and help you use the data gathered to measure and manage your supply chain initiatives. We can develop standards for suppliers, brands, retailers and associations. We are known for our work developing the Genesis suite, a set of standards developed for a Genesis QA, a UK-based assurance firm.


Our consultants can help you reduce risk, improve confidence in your food safety systems and procedures, and comply with local, state and federal regulations. Whether you’re looking for a quick spot check or a thorough examination of your processes, we can design a program that is tailored to your needs and addresses your concerns to better protect your customers, your brand and public health.

Our training team offers a variety of courses and webinars to help educate and inform agricultural businesses. Whether you wish to expand overall food safety knowledge in your organization or advance specific skills in your team, NSF provides first-rate courses taught by experts in agriculture and global food safety.

Why Work With NSF?

Founded in 1944, NSF International has been focused on protecting and improving food safety and human health longer than any other agricultural services provider. In addition, we are the only agricultural services provider designated by the World Health Organization as a Collaborating Centre for Food Safety.

Trusted by the food industry, regulators and consumers around the globe, NSF International has the expertise and resources to support food safety and security programs of all sizes. We are strategically positioned throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia to be available wherever you need us.

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  • NSF International’s professionalism and expertise have made working with them a smooth, stress-free experience! Their guidance and support have been invaluable and I know I can depend on them for excellent service every time.Pagan Anixa, Food Safety Manager
    Leroy Smith, USA
  • NSF International’s knowledge and attentiveness to the changing food safety environment and our customers’ needs have played an integral part in our ability to stay ahead of GFSI’s complex requirements and keep our customers happy.Stephanie Hilton, Consultant
    Santa Cruz Berry Farming