In-Person GAPs Trainings Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 all scheduled in-person GAPs trainings have been cancelled.  We are currently determining mechanisms to offer trainings through on-line classes.  Please contact a Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team member or your local Extension Educator for more information.  We will continue to post updates on our website as new information is available.

  1. Apr 20, 2021, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs for hydroponic production systems. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of produce contamination. Participants will receive a handbook and other trainign amterials prior to the training.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  2. Apr 19, 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  3. Mar 18, 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  4. Feb 18, 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Attending the OSU GAPs class does not equate to being GAPs certified.

  5. Jan 21, 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Attending the OSU GAPs class does not equate to being GAPs certified.

  6. Dec 7, 2020 (All day)

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Attending the OSU GAPs class does not equate to being GAPs certified.

  7. Aug 27, 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Attending the OSU GAPs class does not equate to being GAPs certified. The instructors for this class are Melanie Lewis Ivey, Beth Scheckelhoff and Suzanne Mills-Wasniak.

  8. Aug 13, 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Attending the OSU GAPs class does not equate to being GAPs certified. The instructors for this class are Melanie Lewis Ivey, Jaqueline Kowalski and Suzanne Mills-Wasniak.

  9. Aug 5, 2020, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    The Great Lakes Producers Network Podcast is a live weekly roundtable discussion during the growing-season for commercial vegetable producers in the Great Lakes and Midwest region. Todays topic is cleaning and sanitizing post-harvest equipment to mitigate food safety risks.  Presenters are Dr. Melanie Lewis Ivey, The Ohio State Universit-Wooster Campus and Dr. Amanda Deering,  Purdue University.

  10. Feb 24, 2020, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    This is a three hour training on good agricultural practices with a focus on Plain grower practices, but everyone is welcome to attend.  The training includes hands-on activities and demonstations.  Participants receive a GAPs Guide and a certificate of completion at the end of the training.  This a no-technology training.  Due to limited seating preregistration is required by Feb. 20th, 2020.  Rural Action is sponsoring the training so there is no fee for this training. 

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