Fall GAPs Workshop - Level 1
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, through a grant funded by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 GAP Workshops for fruit and vegetable producers in the Fall of 2013. The course descriptions for both levels are as follows:
Level 1 KNOW: farmers who provide food direct to consumers through community–supported agriculture (CSA) or farmers’ markets or considering retail foodservice sales will be trained in good agriculture best practices and market considerations. Workshop is 6 hours and includes educational packet of materials and working lunch.
Level 2 SHOW: farmers are those considering sales to retail foodservices, such as grocers, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions, and those interested in adding value to fresh produce and selling products in a convenience form. Those completing this workshop will have the “bones” of their farm’s written food safety plan in place to demonstrate GAPs are in place and provide food safety assurances to buyers. Workshop is 6 hours and includes educational packet and working lunch.
The key instructors will be Dr. Angela Shaw, Dr. Paul Domoto, Dr. Catherine Strohbehn and Linda Naeve.
The cost for one workshop is $25 and the cost for both workshops is $40. If there is multiple extension sites interested, Level 1 may be offered as a webinar course. There is a recommendation to have 20 farmers/producers per workshop. Regional workshops may work best for certain areas of the state. Our team will assist with advertisement and registration. We will need assistance with location, meal options, and contacts with potential participants.
If you have questions or would like to book a date, please contact Heather Snyder at 515-294-9020 or email at email@example.com.
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