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Online GAPs training - additional class offered

Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, food safety

Are you looking to brush up on your food safety knowledge before you start the farming season in earnest? We have had requests for more online GAPs trainings for fruit and vegetable farmers, so are offering another option this spring. If you were not able to attend a training this winter, consider attending this training to improve your farm's food safety practices and plans for this coming season.

Online GAPs Half-Day Training Course from UMN Extension

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. 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 will be issued certificates of attendance and entered to win a kit with handwashing stand materials. You will receive resources to help you develop a food safety plan and pass a GAP audit if desired.


April 12, 2023: 9:30pm - 1:00pm (via Zoom)

Cost: $15 per farm, includes certificate of attendance. Class will close at capacity - register early. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of this course. (Please email for scholarship info). One participant at each training will win a set of handwashing stand supplies! 


Register: Deadline to register April 10, 5:00 pm

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