Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Workshop – Wake County

Dec 11, 20179:00 amto4:00 pm

Presented by: The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, NC Growing Together, and NC Cooperative Extension
Collaborators: Town of Cary Good Hope Farm, The Conservation Fund, Conservation Trust for North Carolina, Piedmont Conservation Council, Inc.

Date, location:

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 from 9am – 4pm
Bond Park Community Center
801 High House Road
Cary, NC 27513

Registration (includes lunch):

$15 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Members (log in to receive your member discount, or call 919.542.2402)
$20 Non-members
Registration deadline is Dec. 7 Cancellations and refund requests will be accepted until the registration deadline.

Good Agricultural Practices One-Day Workshop: Navigating the USDA GAP Workshop Audit

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems/North Carolina Growing Together Project (CEFS/NCGT), Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and other partners to deliver workshops across the state with the aim of providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements. Learn how to implement a food safety program on the farm.

The Navigating the USDA GAP Audit workshop will combine classroom and on-farm instruction to provide producers with the tools needed to identify potential food safety concerns, as well as strategies to minimize potential contamination. Available resources, including consulting services, will be provided to growers who participate to assist with the implementation of an effective on-farm food safety program. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance to fulfill training verification for those undergoing a GAP audit.

Support for this program provided by NC Growing Together, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems initiative, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, grant #2013-68004-20363. http://www.ncgrowingtogether.org  

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