August GAPS Workshops

Are you a farmer interested in learning more about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on your farm? Attend this on-farm workshop to learn how GAPs can help minimize food safety risks with fresh produce. GAPs are good for business and good for your customers. This workshop is intended for fruit and vegetable farmers.

We have 3 workshops scheduled for August.

August 11--Catholic Worker Farm, Lake City MN
August 27--Loon Organics, Hutchinson MN
August 31--Hoffbauer Farm, Duluth

NOTE: Not all the details are finalized yet. Workshops usually start at 9:00 or 10:00 and end about 3:30 - 4:00. You will receive more information after registering, closer to the date of the workshop.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

By the end of the on-farm workshop, you will have:
-Learned the most recent food safety information including GAPs audits and the Food Safety Modernization Act and what it may mean for your farm
-Toured the packing, washing, and storage facilities and learned about potential food safety issues on the farm and participated in problem solving
-Practiced writing food safety SOPs and risk assessment statements

You will receive a pre-loaded flashdrive with a food safety plan template and resources to help you learn more

What to bring:
1. Please bring a check or cash for $15 for lunch.
2. Dress for the weather.
3. A chair to sit on (workshops are on the farm, not in a classroom)
4. Pencil or pen and paper if you want to take notes.
5. Your food safety plan (if you have one)
6. All your questions!

Support for GAPs workshops provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

To register: Complete this form!

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