Gaps Tier I Awareness Training

— Written By Norma Chrisawn


Food safety continues to be a major focus area related to fresh produce and local food systems. Markets are increasingly requesting that vendors be GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified or have attended GAPs trainings. Cooperative Extension has developed a training program that will detail the best practices associated with a GAPs program for small farms. Participants will learn about how pathogens can contaminate fresh produce and what practices can best help to minimize the risk of contamination.

The program will be offered by the Yancey Cooperative Extension Center, and will be held at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 11 Town Square, Burnsville, NC, on February 23rd from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Please note that producers planning to sell produce through TRACTOR Food and Farms are required to attend this training if they have not done so in the past.


There is no cost for the program; however, producers should pre-register by calling the Yancey Extension office at 828-682-6186.