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Description

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.

Agenda:
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

If you have questions about this workshop 

Annalisa Hultberg, hultb006@umn.edu

Registration questions

Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

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Contact the University of Minnesota IT Help Line at 612-301-4357. Please mention you are using a "guest account" to register for a non-credit training.

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Section Title
GAPs Online Training
Type
Webinar
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Mar 13, 2024
Campus
Online
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.5
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Section Details

Cost: $15 per farm. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of this course. (Please email jenri001@umn.edu for scholarship info).

Registration is required. This training will be conducted via Zoom, a link will be sent to registered participants. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded.

 

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