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Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

February 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Attending a Basic GAP course may be right for you if…

  • You are thinking about pursuing GAP certification for some or all parts of your operation
  • You are interested in developing a good safety plan to increase operational efficiency and build a food safety culture
  • You are looking to learn more about how microbes live and interact with farm environments, or
  • You have a potential buyer that requires GAP certification

What you’ll get from this training

  •  Tips on how to implement practices to minimize your food safety risk during growing, harvesting, holding, and packing your product
  •  Practice conducting risk assessments
  •  Practice writing Standard Operating Procedures
  •  Assistance on writing your food safety plan
  •  A Maryland Department of Agriculture GAP training certificate


For more information on these certification programs, contact Deanna Baldwin with the Maryland Department of Agriculture at or 410-841-5769


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