- By Mary Jac Brennan
- Posted Friday, July 6, 2018
Two On-Farm Food Safety Workshops to be Held at NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center
Register today at www.carolinafarmstewards.org/events or contact Marianna Spence at 919-542-2402 or Marianna@carolinafarmstewards.org. Major credit cards and checks will be accepted. Pre-registration is required. Lunch is included. For more information contact Mary Jac Brennan at 336-703-2869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growers are recognizing the need to expand their business to include more market venues and value added products to remain profitable. Education and outreach efforts are critical to ensure that growers are fully equipped with knowledge of how to operate a farm under good agricultural and management practices. Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is conducting Good Agricultural Practices workshops for fruit and vegetable producers in partnership with NC State and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. These workshops will provide education on Good Agricultural Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, traceability, GAP auditing criteria, and resources to assist producers in creating on-farm food safety plans to prepare them to expand markets and ensure safe products are being produced.
Participants will be eligible to apply for direct one-on-one assistance in developing a food safety plan, conducting a risk assessment and scheduling a GAP audit. To apply for GAP assistance, click here.
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