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. 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. 

  2. Jan 17, 2020, 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Concurrent session 1: Ornamental Crops—Reducing Chemical Inputs Calcium Chloride for Fungi Control, Uttara Samarakoon, OSU Silicon Application for Crop Health, Jennifer Boldt, USDA-ARS Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria, Michelle Jones, OSU Biology and Ecology of Fungal/Oomycete Pathogens, Francesca Hand, OSU Grower Talk on Nutrient Discharge Management, Speaker invited Concurrent session 2: Food Crops—Hydroponic Food Safety GAPs**

  3. Jan 16, 2020, 9:30am - 5:00pm

    Session 1: Fundamentals in Climate Control to Assure Crop Production Greenhouse Temperature and Humidity Management, Peter Ling, OSU Greenhouse Lighting, Chieri Kubota, OSU Tour: Wooster Campus Research Facilities and Greenhouses Session 2: Fundamentals in Greenhouse Management for High Productivity Greenhouse Integrated Pest Management, Luis Canas, OSU

  4. Dec 18, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Trainers for this course are as follows: Raymond Yoder, Grower Trainer Matt Fout, ODA Produce and Food Safety Supervisor Sanja Ilic, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead Melanie Lewis Ivey, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead Beth Scheckelhoff, Ph.D., OSU Extension Educator and OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Member The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

  5. Dec 17, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Trainers for this course are as follows: Raymond Yoder, Grower Trainer Matt Fout, ODA Produce and Food Safety Supervisor Sanja Ilic, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead Melanie Lewis Ivey, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead Beth Scheckelhoff, Ph.D., OSU Extension Educator and OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Member The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

  6. Dec 9, 2019, 9:30am - 3:30pm

    The FFSP Writing Workshop provides producers with an opportunity to complete an FFSP while receiving support and guidance from OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team educators. While FFSPs are not specifically required by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, they are a crucial tool in outlining food safety practices and organizing food safety documents and policies. OSU Branch Managers will leave the workshop with a complete FFSP for their operation.  FOR OSU PERSONNEL ONLY

  7. Oct 24, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Trainers for this course are as follows: Matt Fout, ODA Produce and Food Safety Supervisor Sanja Ilic, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead Melanie Lewis Ivey, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

  8. Oct 7, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm

    The 2019-2020 training season in-service for the Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program Team Educators will occur on October 7th in FABE 100. This year we will focus on team dynamic and a fresh approach, in addition to new GAPs curriculum.  Bring what makes you comfortable and an open mind.  FOR FVSP TEAM EDUCATORS ONLY

  9. Jun 1, 2019, 7:30am - 3:00pm

    The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

  10. Apr 23, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

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