The on-farm GAPs food safety team at the University of Minnesota works with Minnesota’s produce farmers to help them develop and implement on-farm food safety plans and prepare for GAPs audits. We provide education, outreach and technical support to fruit and vegetable growers through GAP workshops and mock audits, research relating to GAPs, especially as they impact small growers and immigrant and minority growers, and communication and collaboration with many agricultural partner organizations and government entities to help promote information-sharing regarding GAPs and farm safety.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions (send to safety(at)umn.edu)
On-farm GAPs workshops for fruit and vegetable growers April – October 2015.
To register for workshops: http://z.umn.edu/2015gaps
- June 25 at Anderson Truck Farm, Lake Crystal MN
- August 11 at Catholic Worker Farm, near Lake City MN,
- August 27 at Loon Organics, Hutchinson MN,
- August 31 at Hoffbauer farm near Duluth.
Registration due 5 days before workshop date.
Two-day GAPs workshops for ag educators and non-profit partners are scheduled for
- October 6-7 near Wrenshall MN. (registration available in September)
If you are interested in attending or hosting a workshop, please contact us at email@example.com.
Cornell On-line GAPs course
The next GAPs Online Produce Safety Course from Cornell University will be offered from July 22-Aug 11, 2015. The cost is $190 per participant. This is a fully-online course that provides a good foundation to understanding GAPs. When registering for the course you will be asked to enter a Group Number. Enter G000107 (those are all zeros). To register: www.ecornell.com/gaps. For more information read the GAPs registration information or email Betsy Bihn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to make a Handwashing Station for less than $20
A very popular link and download. Full color and pictures describing how to build a simple handwashing station for your field or farm. Handwashing Station Instructions (pdf)