2017 GAPs Workshops
Learn how good business practices, good agricultural practices, and marketing are interconnected. Attend this workshop to learn how GAPs can help minimize food safety risks with fresh produce, are good for business, good for getting new customers and keeping the ones you already have. This workshop is intended for fruit and vegetable farmers.

DATE: February 2, 2017, Long Prairie MN
Hosted by Beth Berlin, Robin Trott, and Brenda Miller -- UMN Extension
Time: 9am - 3:30pm.

DATE: April 2017, Fergus Falls MN (exact date T
Hosted by Lakes Area Service Cooperative and Fresh Connect
Time: 9am - 3:30pm

You will receive more information after registering, closer to the date of the workshop.

By the end of this 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
-Learned how to mitigate and problem-solve potential food safety issues on the farm before produce gets to the warehouse, and
-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. Pencil or pen and paper if you want to take notes.
2. Your food safety plan (if you have one)
3. 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! Space is limited; please register. If the workshop fills we will put you on a waitlist.
For more information on GAPs - our website http://safety.cfans.umn.edu/

NOTE: Taking this workshop will not result in your farm being “GAPs Certified”. GAPs certification is done by a third party (e.g. USDA, Primus, Global GAP) and involves the successful completion of an on-farm audit.

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