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Basic GAP Course – Baltimore

March 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland and The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), will be hosting a series of one-day workshops geared towards produce safety this winter. Two levels of training will be held to service farmers both in beginner and experienced stages of constructing their on-farm food safety programs; Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training and Advanced GAP training. You can register for any of the workshops by going to

The Advanced GAPs Training is designed for those farmers working with a current written food safety plan and are pursuing USDA GAP/GHP, Harmonized, or Harmonized Plus audits, or those producers who would like more in-depth guidance to streamline food safety programs on the farm. During these trainings, pertinent updates to the Produce Safety Rule will be conveyed. Other topics covered will include: a summary of common mistakes in last year’s audit rounds, in-depth water quality assessment, biological soil amendment handling, and hygienic design of equipment.

Workshops do require registration to attend. Workshop cost is $10 and includes lunch, educational materials, and a certificate of completion.


Maryland Department of Agriculture


Baltimore County Ag Center
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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