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Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and
Good Handling Practices (GHPs) Workshop

Next course: 20 - 21 February 2020

Fresh produce food safety has emerged as a critical agricultural issue and often presents a significant financial threat to specialty crop producers. The adoption of on-farm food safety practices will assist producers in managing risk and regulatory changes. The LSU AgCenter is proud to co-sponsor a series of free Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Handling Practices (GHPs) workshops to assist growers with implementing and adopting GAPs.

Why Should You Attend?

These workshops will help fresh produce growers understand food safety risks on the farm and to develop an on-farm food safety plan. Topics will include water quality and management, manure management, harvesting and storage, worker health and hygiene and recordkeeping systems. Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of attendance of GAPs/GHPs workshop.

Who Should Attend?

Fresh produce growers, packers, and processors and extension agents are encouraged to take this opportunity to learn more about GAPs and GHPs. Financial assistance in the form of a cost reimbursement program will be established and will support 75% (up to $1000) of the auditing fees associated with GAPs certification for a minimum of 25 producers. Producers attending this workshop will be eligible for the cost reimbursement program on a first come first served basis.

Workshop Format

Day 1: Increasing Your Knowledge of GAPs and GHPs
Day 2: Develop Your Own Farm Food Safety Plan

Contact Information

Ms. Kristine Creveling

Lead Instructor
Dr. Achyut Adhikari
Phone: 225-578-2529

revised: 24-Feb-2022 10:42