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KSU Polytechnic, Welcome Center Classroom, 2310 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401

Who should attend:

Any produce grower interested in becoming GAP certified will benefit from this workshop.

What you will learn: This training should help your farm successfully complete a USDA GAP audit and will assist you in creating a food safety plan. The workshop will be taught by Cal Jamerson, KSU Produce Safety Extension Associate who has extensive first hand experience getting his family farm USDA GAP Harmonized certified 4 times. He has also helped Kansas farms get GAP/GHP certified.  Cal will be providing his food safety plan and logbooks that have been passing USDA GAP audits. You will be able to customize his plan to your operation, allowing you to create an audit- ready food safety plan.

The morning will cover the GAP audit process (costs, who to contact, what to expect), how to create a farm map, keeping practical records from existing templates, and reviewing the core aspects of a food safety plan. Usually this concludes around 1:30pm and the remainder of the day can be spent customizing the template to your farming operation, or you are welcome to leave and do this at home! You will have all the information you need to prepare the needed documents for a GAPs audit.

If you own a laptop please feel free to bring it along to aid in writing the Food Safety plan.  Note that the workshop will focus on the GAP/GHP audit, and will also provide information on the Harmonized GAP and the Harmonized GAP Plus+ audit.

For more information, contact: 

Cal Jamerson, KSU Produce Safety Extension Associate

22201 W Innovation Dr, Olathe, KS 66061

Tel: 913 307 7394

Email: agri@ksue.edu 

Registration:  Register online at www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/produce/ 

Cost is $15/ person. Lunch will be provided. Cost includes lunch and refreshments.

This training is generously financially supported by the Kansas Department of Agriculture and KSU Extension. KSU Extension will be conducting the training.

KSU Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to physical, visual, or hearing disability, please contact Jason Graves, Horticulture Extension agent of the Central Kansas District Extension office at jlgraves@ksu.edu  or 785-309-5850.