Farmers and Friends,
What: Oregon Department of Agriculture Regional Food Safety Training and information about GAP Certification (Good Agricultural Practices)
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Higher Education Center, Southern Oregon University, 101 South Bartlett, Medford OR
(More details forthcoming)
The training will cover: Food safety on the farm. Are you ready to develop your on farm food safety plan?
We’ll walk through a few examples of steps you can take to make your production, safer harvesting and handling techniques to minimize risk
to you, your labor force and end users, such as schools.
Are you interested in GAP certification (Good Agricultural Practices) but don’t know where to start?
ODA offers an affordable GAP audit and certification process and we have a GAP cost share available to growers who are first-time GAP certification seekers
interested in selling to schools under the USDA UFV Pilot.
►GroupGAP Is GroupGAP right for me? After a successful GroupGAP pilot program with the Wallace Center at Winrock Internationa,l the USDA AMS announced
that they are now offering GroupGAP as a permanent program to meet the unique challenges of small growers and cooperatives in meeting food safety requirements of markets.
We’ll share how GroupGAP is different than an independent GAP certification and walk through the elements of the program.
**Refreshments and snacks will be provided.**