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This training 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. 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 participants entered to win a handwashing stand for their operation. All attendees who participate in the full training will be issued certificates of attendance.

New this year! All in-person trainings will include a bonus facilitated farmer/buyer networking event after the GAPs training to connect local farmers and buyers, hosted by Renewing the Countryside. Farmers and buyers will connect one-on-one about what they’re interested in buying and what they grow and produce. Bring your business cards!

Agenda for all in person trainings:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: GAPs training for fruit and vegetable farms (lunch included)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Farmer/ buyer networking

NOTE: If you need a scholarship for the cost of this course, please email jenri001@umn.edu BEFORE you register.


Instructors 

Annalisa Hultberg, UMN Extension On - Farm Food Safety Program, hultb006@umn.edu
Staff from Renewing the Countryside and Trained farmer educators

Registration questions

Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

If you experience difficulties logging in 

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 course.

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Section Title
GAPs trainings with Farmer/Buyer Networking
Type
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Days
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Time
10:00AM to 3:15PM
Dates
Feb 08, 2023
Campus
Off-Campus
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
5.2
Location
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
GAPs Northfield non-credit $15.00
Section Details

Location: Keepsake Cidery, 4609 135th St. E, Dundas, MN 55019

Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: GAPs training for fruit and vegetable farms (lunch included)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Farmer/ buyer networking

Registration closes 3 business days before the training date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded. In the event that a training is cancelled due to weather or another circumstance such as illness, the course fees will be transferred to another date. If no other date is set, price will be fully refunded.

 

Section Title
GAPs trainings with Farmer/Buyer Networking
Type
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Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 3:15PM
Dates
Feb 16, 2023
Campus
Off-Campus
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
5.2
Location
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
GAPs St. Paul non-credit $15.00
Section Details

Location: Minnesota Farmers Union, 305 Roselawn Ave. E #200, St Paul, MN 55117

Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: GAPs training for fruit and vegetable farms (lunch included)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Farmer/ buyer networking

Registration closes 3 business days before the training date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded. In the event that a training is cancelled due to weather or another circumstance such as illness, the course fees will be transferred to another date. If no other date is set, price will be fully refunded.

 

Section Title
GAPs trainings
Type
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Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Feb 28, 2023
Campus
Off-Campus
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.0
Location
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
GAPs Falcon Heights -Feb non-credit $15.00
Section Details

Falcon Heights (Hmong language) 

Location: The Good Acre Food Hub, 1790 Larpenteur Ave. W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113

Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: GAPs training for fruit and vegetable farms (lunch included)

Registration closes 3 business days before the training date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded. In the event that a training is cancelled due to weather or another circumstance such as illness, the course fees will be transferred to another date. If no other date is set, price will be fully refunded.

 

Section Title
GAPs trainings
Type
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Days
W
Time
4:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 01, 2023
Campus
Off-Campus
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.0
Location
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
GAPs Falcon Heights -Mar non-credit $15.00
Section Details

Falcon Heights (Hmong language) 

Location: The Good Acre Food Hub, 1790 Larpenteur Ave. W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113

Schedule:
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: GAPs training for fruit and vegetable farms (meal included)

Registration closes 3 business days before the training date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded. In the event that a training is cancelled due to weather or another circumstance such as illness, the course fees will be transferred to another date. If no other date is set, price will be fully refunded.

 

Section Title
GAPs trainings with Farmer/Buyer Networking
Type
Online, instructor led
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Mar 02, 2023
Campus
Off-Campus
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.5
Location
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
GAPs Online -March non-credit $15.00
Section Details

Online Half-Day GAPs Training

Can't get to an in-person training? This 3.5-hour online course offers the same an in-depth look at GAPs on the farm and is a "one stop shop" to learn about food safety best practices in the production, washing, packing, storage and transport of fresh produce. These trainings are taught by UMN Extension and experienced farmer trainers.

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration closes 3 business days before the training date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded. In the event that a training is cancelled due to weather or another circumstance such as illness, the course fees will be transferred to another date. If no other date is set, price will be fully refunded.

Section Title
GAPs trainings with Farmer/Buyer Networking
Type
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Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 3:15PM
Dates
Mar 14, 2023
Campus
Off-Campus
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
5.2
Location
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
GAPs Mankato non-credit $15.00
Section Details
Location: The Wooden Spoon, 515 N Riverfront Dr., Mankato MN 56001

Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: GAPs training for fruit and vegetable farms (lunch included)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Farmer/ buyer networking

Registration closes 3 business days before the training date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded. In the event that a training is cancelled due to weather or another circumstance such as illness, the course fees will be transferred to another date. If no other date is set, price will be fully refunded.

 

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