This 3.5 hour fully-online interactive course will provide a deep-dive into Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on the farm. GAPs are science-based, farm-level practices for keeping fresh produce safe from contamination that can cause foodborne illness.
This training is strongly encouraged for farm owners, workers and gardeners who grow, harvest and pack fresh vegetables for sales to all markets, including at farmers’ markets, CSA, retail, schools, restaurants, or who donate produce to others. Trainers will include experienced produce farmers and UMN Extension staff and will cover all aspects of on-farm food safety. All attendees who participate in the full training will be issued certificates of attendance and entered to win a kit with handwashing stand materials.
Introduction to Produce Safety, FSMA, and GAP audits
Worker health, hygiene, handwashing
Water and water quality, irrigation, water testing
Soil amendments, manure, compost
Wildlife and domesticated animals
Harvest, packhouse design, wash water configurations, wash water sanitizers, cleaning/sanitizing and pest control
Food Safety Plans and Recordkeeping
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